I planted a Ginger Wine ninebark in spring 2019. It has grown steadily each year. The foliage color is gorgeous. The blooms in May are beautiful, and so are the red bracts that follow. It really does look like it is blooming a second time. The first two years it was in the ground, the blooms turned brown instead of red, but this spring (2022) the red was prominent and eye catching. It has grown to about 5' tall and 6' wide. As far as pests, the only problem I had so far was a very bad infestation of black aphids in spring 2021. I sprayed the shrub with a jet of water daily until I didn't see them anymore. The aphids did not seem to affect the health of the shrub.
Ginger Wine® Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius
Spring to autumn color, without lifting a finger!
Ginger Wine® ninebark expands the color palette for these easy care, native flowering shrubs. Spring foliage emerges a sunny orange color and matures to sparkling burgundy. Clusters of white flowers cover the plant in late spring, and these age to attractive red seed heads. This disease-resistant shrub does best in full sun locations and cooler climates.
Top reasons to grow Ginger Wine® ninebark:
Best SellerFoliage InterestFall InterestDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantNative to North America
- Colorful from spring through fall
- Native to North America
- Very low maintenance: no pruning or deadheading required
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:60 - 72 InchesSpacing:60 - 72 InchesSpread:60 - 72 InchesFlower Colors:PinkFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:OrangeFoliage Colors:PurpleFoliage Colors:RedFoliage Shade:Purple-redHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:LowUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointMaintenance Notes:
With its naturally graceful, arching habit, ninebarks are best left unpruned. Take its relatively large size into account when siting this plant. It makes an especially nice backdrop for other plantings. Plant in full sun for the best looks and performance.Fun Facts:
The name "ninebark" derives from the peeling mature bark, which makes it look like there are multiple layers of bark on the plant.Ginger Wine® Physocarpus opulifolius 'SMNPOBLR' USPP 28,695, Can 5,939
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Lisa G., Pennsylvania, United States, 48 weeks ago
I have three Physocarpus O. Ginger Wine, all from Proven Winners. They're all doing great, no issues at all. The foliage is stunning.RJJ, Washington, United States, 51 weeks ago
My gingerwine ninebarks are stunning. I have them planted on the east side of my house and they are very happy there. Our soil is alkaline. Our irrigation (non drinkable) water has high salinity. I keep that water from hitting the leaves of the ninebarks and water them by drip at ground level. Every so often, I give them non-irrigation water. They are beautiful and thriving. They put on a show year round. People frequently ask what they are because they are so beautiful.Swapp, Utah, United States, 3 years ago
I planted mine in 2017, it has grown nicely and has had no problems.The foliage stands out in my garden and I am looking forward to seeing blooms on it next yearJennifer Winship, British Columbia, Canada, 4 years ago