A compact upright shrub with showy golden leaves all season long; small white flowers followed by showy reddish fruit, and interesting peeling papery bark; extremely tough and durable, an excellent color accent for northern gardens
Dart's Gold Ninebark will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade, and should receive at least 20 inches of precipitation each year. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.