Physocarpus opulifolius


USPP 28,695; CBR 5939

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Ginger Wine Physocarpus burgundy and orange foliage in the landscape Close up of red Ginger Wine Physocarpus blooms Close up of purple tinted Ginger Wine Physocarpus foliage Close up of red and yellow Ginger Wine Physocarpus foliage YouTube video describing the plant shown on this page
  • Outstanding color
  • Disease resistant
  • Adaptable

Stand out from the crowd! Ginger Wine® ninebark is imbued with truly exceptional color: rich hues of orange red in spring and fall, and sparkling burgundy in summer. Large white flowers in late spring give way to bright red seed-heads. Sturdy stems and a compact upright habit make this an excellent plant in the container and the landscape. In our trials, it has demonstrated excellent mildew resistance. Native to North America.

USDA Zone 3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 5 - 6'

Width 5 - 6'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Late spring

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Red

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Extremely adaptable to soil pH and moisture levels.

Pruning To best enjoy its naturally graceful habit, avoid habitual cutting back. If required, prune after flowering or thin out oldest stems in late winter/early spring. May benefit from periodic rejuvenation pruning.

Uses Foundation plantings; mixed borders; specimen; hedging; landscaping.

Growing Tips Though physocarpus can grow in part shade, flowering, foliage color, and disease resistance is best with a minimum of six hours of sun. Physocarpus is amenable to pruning and recovers from it quickly; however, frequent cutting back may cause the plant to develop an odd habit.