Physocarpus opulifolius Raspberry Lemonade™

A superior habit and loads of flowers!

Common Name Raspberry Lemonade ninebark
Botanical Name Physocarpus opulifolius Raspberry Lemonade™ ‘ZLEYel2’ PPAF
Size 4' tall by 4' wide
USDA hardiness Zones 3-7
Sun / Shade Full sun
Soil Average garden soil
Moisture Moist, but well drained
Disease and Pests None known
Landscape use Foundations, mixed borders, naturalized gardens, specimens, urban spaces. Tolerant of a wide range of soil types and harsh conditions, this long-lived native can be used for erosion control or to cover banks
Market appeal / Uniqueness Ideal for smaller spaces and urban gardens, the dense, mounding habit of Raspberry Lemonade opens new opportunities for this beloved native shrub. Fine-textured, yellow foliage brightens the landscape followed by clusters of white flowers and coral-red fruits.
Propagation Methods Vegetative softwood cuttings
Bloom Time Spring

Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:

You’re going to love this amazing new ninebark from our breeder and friend David Zlesak! Ideal for smaller spaces and urban gardens, the dense, mounding habit of Raspberry Lemonade™ opens new opportunities for this beloved native shrub. With a habit superior to others currently offered, this ninebark’s exceptional branching allows for plants to fill in nicely with minimal need for pruning. In early spring, fine textured, golden-green foliage brightens the landscape and serves as the perfect backdrop for an abundance of lovely white flowers clustered together at the tips of every branch. Flowers give way brightly colored coral-red fruits that hold their color for a few weeks – hence the name Raspberry Lemonade™.  So, plant a few Raspberry Lemonades close enough to your favorite out door space, grab a cool beverage, sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery!