Physocarpus opulifolius 'Centerglow'

Centerglow Ninebark: Patent U.S. Plant Patent PP16,894

Categories: Shrubs

‘Center Glow’ is a mounded, vase-shaped, ninebark cultivar that typically matures to 6-8’ tall and as wide, and is most noted for its attractive foliage. It is the result of a cross between P. opulifolius ‘Monlo’ DIABLO (seed parent) and P. opulifolius ‘Dart’s Gold’ (pollen parent).

oliage is nicely complemented by small pinkish-white, five-petaled flowers that bloom in dense, flat, rounded, spiraea-like clusters (corymbs) in late spring. Plants in this genus exhibit exfoliating bark on mature branches. The bark peels in strips to reveal several layers of reddish to light brown inner bark, hence the common name.

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6-8 ft


3-5 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Physocarpus opulifolius 'Centerglow' Characteristics


  • Unique Foliage/Foliage Color
  • Specimen
  • Hedging
  • Border
  • Screening/Hedge
  • Edging
  • Exfoilating Bark
  • Mass Plant


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average

Flower Color

  • White
  • Pink


  • Pyramidal
  • Upright