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    Summer Wine® Ninebark

    Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward'

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    Summer Wine® Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward') at Hartman Companies

    Summer Wine® Ninebark

    Summer Wine® Ninebark

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Summer Wine® Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward') at Hartman Companies

    Summer Wine® Ninebark flowers

    Summer Wine® Ninebark flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Height:  6 feet

    Spread:  6 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2

    Other Names:  Eastern Ninebark

    Brand:  Proven Winners

    Description:

    This stunning garden shrub has all the charm and color of its parent Diablo but in a significantly more compact form; foliage emerges a wine-red and fades to reddish-purple, setting apart the showy white flowers in spring, also has curious peeling bark

    Ornamental Features

    Summer Wine® Ninebark features showy clusters of white flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early summer, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds. It has attractive deep purple foliage which emerges crimson in spring. The serrated lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding red in the fall. It features abundant showy red capsules from early to mid fall. The peeling tan bark and dark red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

    Landscape Attributes

    Summer Wine® Ninebark is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

    This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Summer Wine® Ninebark is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • Mass Planting
    • Hedges/Screening
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Summer Wine® Ninebark will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

    This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
    Applications
    Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Bark 
    Ornamental Features
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