Close up of white Red Robe Physocarpus bloom Close up of red Red Robe Physocarpus foliage
photo of Art Boe

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Art Boe
Faribault, MN

RED ROBE™

Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius

'Artboe401'

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Close up of white Red Robe Physocarpus bloom Close up of red Red Robe Physocarpus foliage
  • Colorful foliage
  • Adaptable
  • Hardy
Description

Yellow-orange spring foliage ages to burgundy-red through the season on Red Robe™ ninebark. The white early summer flowers have a purple cast, and product attractive red fruit in late summer and fall. The bright red fruit will age to rich burgundy.

USDA Zone 3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 6 - 8'

Width 6 - 8'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Late spring

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Red

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

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.