A favorite shrub of mine, Ninebark has been royally upgraded in the new ‘Amber Jubilee’ (Physocarpus opulifolus) that is fit for a queen with fabulous crown jewel colored foliage in hues of orange, yellow and gold. In fall, the leaves transform to regal red and royal purple.

‘Amber Jubilee’ Ninebark was named in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, which will be celebrated throughout 2012. A distinctly different Ninebark, Amber Jubilee was developed in Manitoba, Canada. This hardy, easy to grow, subject of the queen can add a majestic look to any garden area.

When planted together in groups, Amber Jubilee provides a beautiful landscape backdrop. Its unique color and all-season interest make it a great feature plant as well.

Full sun

Foliage Color: Yellow, Orange, Green; Fall Foliage: Red and Purple

Height: 5- to 6-feet
Spread: 4-feet
Zone: 2-7

Look for First Editions Amber Jubilee Ninebark, exclusively from Bailey Nurseries, at better garden centers in spring 2012.