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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Summer Wine' /Summer Wine Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius  'Summer Wine'   / Physocarpus opulifolius  'Summer Wine'
Established plant in spring bloom
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Established plant in spring bloom

Wine colored foliage seen in spring

A closer view of foliage and flower

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Scientific Name: Physocarpus opulifolius 'Summer Wine'
Common Name: Summer Wine Ninebark
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Generally 4-6 feet in both height and spread. Ninebark is named for its it ever changing bark which peels in strips to reveal several layers of reddish to light brown inner bark. Bark is mostly hidden by foliage during the growing season, but it does provides winter interest. This cultivar known for its compact form and reddish leaves. Has some drought tolerance.