SUMMER WINE® Black

Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius

'SMNPMS'

USPP 30,232; CBRAF

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  • Colorful foliage
  • Disease resistant
  • Adaptable
Description

Foliage + flowers Deep purple-black foliage – the darkest of any ninebark – give Summer Wine® Black a dramatic presence in the landscape. With its semi-dwarf, compact habit, and disease resistant foliage, it offers outstanding potential for landscapers and homeowners alike.

Awards
Award of Merit, Farwest Show
USDA Zone
3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)
Exposure
Full sun
Height
5 - 6'
Width
5 - 6'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Late spring
Flower Color
Pink
Foliage Color
Black
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.