This plant does best in sites with good air circulation. Prune as needed immediately after flowering; older plants can be rejuvenated by trimming branches down to the ground in winter.
Summer Wine® Ninebark
The name “ninebark” derives from the peeling mature bark, which makes it look like there are multiple layers of bark on the plant. It is a very appealing winter effect. Ninebark is a rugged native plant that is very useful for cold, exposed landscapes. Summer Wine® combines the dramatic color of Diabolo® with the fine texture and compact branching of ‘Nana’. The compact habit makes it a good choice for residential landscapes. It has superior disease-resistance, including resistance to powdery mildew. It adds durable season-long color to landscapes, and can also be used as a cut flower. Physocarpus will tolerate clay soils, and extablished plants will also tolerate some drought.
|Dimensions||5 × 5 ft|
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward' pp#14821, cbr#2641
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Borders, Containers, Low Hedges, Mass Planting
Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Cut flower, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant, Foliage interest, Native