To have the healthiest foliage possible, plant it in a place where it will have good air circulation. Don’t crowd other plants around it and avoid watering in the evening. We don’t list it as deer resistant, though I have seen it included on some deer resistant lists. Its appeal seems to vary from region to region.
WHAT ARE THE BEST CONDITIONS FOR NINEBARK? IS IT DEER RESISTANT?
Ninebark is a tough plant and can handle hot days.