Physocarpus opulifolius Raspberry Lemonade
Physocarpus Raspberry Lemonade photo courtesy of Plants Nouveau


The dense, mounding habit of 'Raspberry Lemonade'™ makes it ideal for smaller spaces and urban gardens.  In early spring, fine textured, golden-green foliage brightens the landscape and serves as the backdrop for an abundance of lovely white flowers clustered together at the tips of every branch. Flowers give way to brightly coloured coral-red fruit that hold its colour for a few weeks—hence the name Raspberry Lemonade™. This ninebark’s exceptional branching allows for plants to fill in nicely with minimal need for pruning.

  • Height: 122 - 132cm - (48-52 in)
  • Spread: 122 - 132cm - (48-52 in)
  • Hardiness: Zone 3-7
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 5 hours of direct sun
  • Bloom Time: spring
  • Leaf Colour: golden green
  • Bloom Colour: white
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits
  • Nature Attraction: bees

Growing and Maintenance Tips

All Ninebarks are easy care shrubs, thriving in most soils in full sun to light shade. The colour of the foliage will be best in full sun. Because it blooms on old wood, when it is a young plant prune the tips after flowering to shape it. Once it is established prune one quarter of the branches to the ground in late winter to rejuvenate it.

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