|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Physocarpus opulifolius, Maxim. (Spiraea opulifblia, Linn. Opulaster pulifolius, Kuntze. Neillia opulifolius. Brew. & Wats.). Ninebark. Fig. 2936. Shrub, to 10 ft. high, with wide-spreading and recurving branches: lvs. roundish ovate, usually cordate at the base, 3-lobed, with the lobes crenately dentate, 1-3 in. long, usually glabrous beneath: corymbs 1-2 in. broad, many-fld.; pedicels and calyx glabrous or pubescent: pods 3-5, inflated, twice as long as the calyx-lobes. June. Que. to Ga., west to Man. and Kans. B.B. (ed. 2)2:244. R.H. 1912, p. 221. Var. Iftteus, Kirchn. (var. aureus, Hort.). Lvs. bright yellow at first, changing to golden bronzy yellow. Var. Debrichyanus, Schneid. (yar. "DeBrichy," Simon-Louis). Lvs. elongated, irregularly lobed, yellowish variegated. Var. nanus, Kirchn. Dwarf form with smaller, as lobed, dark green lvs. CH
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