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The Queen’s Jubilee

 

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Royal fever has swept the world over the past few years. First, with the marriage of Prince William and Kate in 2011, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, and now the birth of the newest Royal Prince. The Monarch of all is Queen Elizabeth II, who has guided her monarchy and her family for 60+ years. In 2010 on a state visit to Manitoba she was presented with a new introduction in the Ninebark (Physocarpus) family; which was named ‘Amber Jubilee’ to commemorate her 60th year on the throne.

           

‘Amber Jubilee’ is royal in every way just like the woman it celebrates. New growth features glowing tones of yellow, gold and orange.  As summer moves into autumn the leaves will become red and purple in color. In spring white flowers appear in clusters reminding us of Queen Elizabeth’s perfectly curled hair with a hat sitting jauntily atop.  Just as the hale and hardy Queen is still going strong at 86, this deciduous shrub is cold hardy to -10 degrees. ‘Amner Jubilee’ is able to grow in any soil condition and prefers full to partial sun.

 

What epitomizes Queen Elizabeth more than her erect posture, and careful grooming for public appearances? ‘Autumn Jubliee’ mirrors her namesake in her tidy, rounded growth habit, topping out at 5-6’ when she is mature and only growing 4’ wide.  Like the Queen’s beloved corgis, one ‘Autumn Jubliee’ will not be enough. Plant ‘Autumn Jubliee’ in containers or amongst other shrubs and perennials for color and interest. Visit Squak Mt. today and meet this stunning new beauty who is fit for a queen.

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