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Summer Wine® Black Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius

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Exposure
  • 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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
72" 72"
Height
60 - 72"
Spread
60 - 72"

This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 7

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
This will be hardy in your zone!

Current Location:

Williamsport, PA, 17701

My Current Zone

6
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    Features

    This physocarpus is dressed to the nines!

    Ninebark, that is - because Summer Wine® Black has the darkest, most dramatic foliage yet. With its rich, saturated color and versatile habit, it's the ideal choice for accentuating your home's exterior. Spring brings white flower clusters to contrast with the nearly-black foliage. Upright stems and small foliage gives a fine textural effect. Available in better garden centers in spring 2019.

    Top reasons to grow Summer Wine Black ninebark:

    - Very dark foliage looks striking in the landscape.

    - White flowers cover the branches in spring.

    - Easy to grow and low maintenance.

    Foliage Interest
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    60 - 72 Inches
    Spacing: 
    60 - 72 Inches
    Spread: 
    60 - 72 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Black
    Foliage Shade: 
    Black
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Good for Screening
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Ninebark is a versatile landscape, but should be sited in full sun with plenty of space around it and good air circulation to avoid any leaf problems. 

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Ninebark is best left unpruned, except for removing any heavy old wood every few years or so. Avoid trimming it back, which will cause it to branch out and distract from its naturally elegant habit. Plant only in full sun.

    Fun Facts: 

    Ninebark is native to all but 13 states and all of eastern Canada.

    Summer Wine® Black Physocarpus opulifolius 'SMNPMS' USPP 30,232, Can PBRAF
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