Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo®'


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.

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Beautiful, arching shrub with purple leaves, white flowers, red fruit and attractive exfoliating bark are all features that make this shrub a great accent for the landscape.

  • Reddish purple leaves
  • Light pink flower buds open to white flowers in summer
  • Drooping clusters of red fruit

Great contrasting shrub for the shrub border, woodland garden, hedge or screen.

Height: 6-8 ft
Spread: 6-8 ft
Zone: 3-7
Color: White

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


  • Border or Bed
  • Specimen
  • Long Blooming
  • Great Foliage
  • Disease Resistant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Naturalizing

Foliage Color:

  • Green
  • Red
  • Burgundy
  • Purple


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Humming-birds

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water