Physocarpus opulifolius


USPP 26,749; CBR 5128

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  • Colorful foliage
  • Compact habit
  • Disease resistant
Tiny Wine® ninebark is smaller than others on the market, in terms of both its leaf size and overall habit. This upright cultivar has neat, deep purple foliage and clusters of pink flowers in late spring. It is a very heavy bloomer, which, coupled with its diminutive size, makes quite an impression in the landscape. Resistant to powdery mildew.

Awards Silver Medal, Plantarium

USDA Zone 3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 3 - 5'

Width 3 - 5'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Late spring

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Purple

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.