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Summer Wine® Black Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 7
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 60 - 72 Inches
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ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Summer Wine® Black Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius
Sun 60 - 72

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

Duration: 
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' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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