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).
This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 7
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.
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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 InterestNative to North America
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:60 - 72 InchesSpacing:60 - 72 InchesSpread:60 - 72 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:BlackFoliage Shade:BlackHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:SpringHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses 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
Award Year Award Plant Trial 2017 Judge's Award of Merit Farwest Show