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Summer Wine Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Seward’

Shrub: Ninebark

Height: 5-6′ Width: 5-6′
Sun: Full to Part Sun Zone: 3

Serrated, rich purple foliage emerges crimson in spring and turns red in fall, on this compact, rounded, hardy shrub. Profuse clusters of button-like, pinkish-white flowers cover ends of branches in early summer. Showy red seed capsules in fall and peeling bark which adds winter interest. Best foliage colour in full sun. Tolerant of a wide variety of soil conditions; is drought tolerant once established. Fertilize in spring with a good compost or an all purpose fertilizer before new growth emerges. Flowers on old wood: prune after flowering to maintain shape. To rejuvenate an old plant, cut back strongly in late winter/early spring.

Available in select potted sizes.