Great contrasting shrub for the shrub border, woodland garden, hedge or screen.
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Summer Wine®'
Tips for Homeowners:
Prune after flowering. It is helpful to remove older stems to make room for young growth, and also take out dead or damaged wood if needed. This shrub can be completely cut back to the ground for rejuvenation.
Rate this Plant:
This compact form has beautiful wine-red foliage and is stunning in contrast with other green landscape plants.
- More compact (5-6 feet) than others
- Wine-red to bronze-red leaves
- Keeps compact form throughout the season
Interesting Notes about Ninebark:
Just within the last 20 years what used to be a rather unexciting, tough and durable shrub, is now growing in popularity as an ornamental feature in the landscape. New cultivars have been introduced that keep the tough aspects and improve the beauty and function. The shrub has now become a 4-season plant with colorful leaves and flowers, fruit, exfoliating bark and structured form and habit.
Characteristics & Attributes
- Fall Color
- Mass Planting
- Long Blooming
- Great Foliage
- Border or Bed
- Low Maintenance
- Full Sun
- Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering):
- Average Water