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Summer Wine® Ninebark
Physocarpus opulifolious

  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 60 - 72 Inches
Programs
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Summer Wine® Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolious
Sun 60 - 72

Features

Rich, dark purple foliage all season and soft pink flowers in late spring. Adaptable. Easy to grow. Native.  This variety has superior resistance to powdery mildew, a common problem with ninebark.

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Fall Interest
Drought Tolerant
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
60 - 72 Inches
Spacing: 
72 - 84 Inches
Spread: 
60 - 72 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Shade: 
Pink
Foliage Colors: 
Purple
Foliage Shade: 
Black/Purple
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Great as a landscape shrub and as a cut flower. Good in groupings and masses, perennial and shrub borders, use in containers (plant in ground in fall). This is a tough, adaptable plant that is ideal for difficult sites.

Maintenance Notes: 

Adaptable to difficult situations. Withstands acidic and alkaline soils. Medium moisture is best but can tolerate dry conditions once established. Prefers open sites with good air circulation. Best if pruned immediately after blooming. Buds set the summer prior to blooming. May benefit from a good hard pruning as a young plant. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.

An exciting improvement to Ninebark, Summer Wine combines the fine texture and compact branching of Physocarpus 'Nana' with the dark foliage of Physocarpus Diabolo. Smaller than other ninebark varieties, Summer Wine is an easy way to introduce wine colored foliage into the home garden. It is fast growing and has few, if any, pest problems. Its graceful, arching habit makes if very appealing in the landscape. It adds beautiful color and vibrancy to your garden, especially in spring. In early June it blooms with white button-like flowers that accent the leaves nicely. Pruning and other maintenance is rarely needed. Use it as a bold accent or part of a mixed border. Summer Wine may even be cut for use in arrangements. This is a trouble-free addition to either the home or commercial landscape.

Consumer Comment:
I bought 5 of these for privacy for my front yard patio. I have had them in for a little over 2 years. I put them in the ground in fall. They did well over a cold Michigan winter. I pinched the tips as directed the first year. The next year I couldn't help but let it go to see the flowers. They were just beautiful. They are white but look pale pink in contrast to the deep purple leaves - they looked like little buttons. I did trim them down twice to control their growth. They grew about 2 feet more this year. They filled out nice and full also. A couple of new branches bloomed again this October. I cannot tell you the compliments I have received.
C Kaczmarek, MI

Summer Wine® Physocarpus opulifolious 'Seward' USPP 14,821, Can 2,641

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    Color SchemeEarth Tones
    ExposureSun
    Pot Size30 Inches
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