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Panther® Ninebark

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
  • Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Panther® Ninebark is a must have for the woodland garden. The deep purple black leaves and beautiful peeling foliage of the stems makes this variety a true stunner. The slightly smaller size of native Ninebark aslo make this variety good for the smaller garden.

This deciduous shrub has four seasons of interest. Beautiful, dark glossy leaves during the warm seasons make way for the gorgeous, peeling bark stems during the winter months. As the shrub gets older, the stems peel more and reveal many colors of bark giving this shrub its common name of Ninebark.

Panther® Ninebark Patent PPAF Care

Ninebark grows well in a variety of soil textures and pH. A moist, well draining soil will help NInebark to grow vigorously. The deep color of the leaves are tolerant of full sun and also do well in part shade.

The more compact growth of Panther® Ninebark makes maintenance very easy and quick. Any cutting back should be done after the blooming is complete. Dead, dying, diseased and diagonal branches can be removed in  late winter before leaf growth. The overall “bones” of the shrub are easier to see then. A slow release fertilizer can be applied in the early spring , but is not annually needed. A mulching of leaves or organic compost in fall will keep this beauty happy through the winter months.

Panther® NInebark Patent PPAF Spacing

Ninebark is best planted on its own as a specimen shrub. When planting other plants around it, keep a diameter of at least 2 feet from the base. If planting in a group of more than one, a spacing of 3 feet on center is ideal. Panther® is more resistant to mildews than other Ninebark, but will still appreciate the room for proper air circulation.

Panther® Ninebark Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet
Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Purple
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Containers, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Common Name: Panther® Ninebark
Other Name(s):

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.