How to Grow a Fireside Ninebark Shrub 

Fireside Ninebark grows in USDA zones 3-7. Favors broad sun to light shade. Choose a well-draining spot to avoid waterlogging and root rot.  

Climate and Location 

Plant Fireside Ninebark in spring or fall when soil is workable and temps are nice. Twice as wide and deep as the shrub's root ball. Plant the shrub with the root ball at ground level. Return soil to the hole and gently firm under the roots. Water thoroughly after planting to level dirt and wet roots.  


Keep soil wet, especially in the shrub's first year. Established Fireside Ninebark is drought-tolerant but needs regular irrigation in dry seasons.  


To preserve moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature, mulch the shrub base.  


Trim Fireside Late winter/early spring pre-growth ninebark. Remove dead, damaged, or crossed branches to improve airflow and shape. Trim the shrub if needed to control its size and shape.  


For spring growth and flowering, use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer. Apply at manufacturer-recommended rates.  


Fireside While pest- and disease-resistant, powdery mildew and aphids can harm ninebark. Monitor shrub pests and diseases and treat as needed.  

Pests and Diseases 

Fireside Ninebark can be grown from late winter or early spring hardwood cuttings. Plant rooting hormone-soaked cuttings in well-draining potting mix. Keep cuttings damp and in bright, indirect light to root.  


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