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Summerwine Ninebark and Other Plant Varieties

Find out about 17 plant varieties and how to care for them in specific zones.

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Hummingbird Summersweet(10 of 17)

- Plant Type: Deciduous shrub
- Height: about 3 ft.
- Spread: 2 to 3 feet
- Bloom time: Mid to late summer. Considered a prolific flower producer
- Bloom color: Creamy white
- Foliage: rich yellow in fall
- Sun: Full sun to part shade
- Water: Medium to wet
- Maintenance: Low, likes slightly acidic soil
- Hardy in USDA zones 4-9:

Zones 4-5: Plant in early spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; prune only if needed in early spring.

Zone 6: Plant in early spring or early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again after first hard frost; prune only if needed in early spring.

Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again after first hard frost; prune only if needed in early spring.

Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again after frost; prune only if needed in early spring.

Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in spring to conserve moisture and again in fall; prune only if needed in early spring.

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