Diabolo® Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Monlo'

SKU
06393
The stunning deep purple foliage of this versatile shrub makes it a standout in the garden. Plant en masse to create a richly colored, dense hedge or screen. Profuse creamy white flower clusters adorn the foliage in summer. Foliage can become green in high heat or partial shade; tolerates moderate drought in cooler summer regions. Deciduous.
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Botanical Pronunciationfy-so-KAR-pus op-yoo-lih-FOH-lee-us
LoreThe common name of Ninebark comes from the appearance of the bark which is peels away in layers. Native to North America. The inner bark was brewed into a pain reliever and remedy for many other maladies by Native American tribes within this plant's range. Roots were sometimes steam cooked and eaten and plants were used as charms to cause bad luck.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThis is a beautiful native shrub that is ideal for the Pacific Northwest and other moist areas prone to acidic soils. Its great fall color and unique winter bark display makes it a good background plant for beds and borders. It's a natural as a single specimen for sunny spots of woodland or wild gardens. Excellent choice for all native and wildlife gardens where seasonal changes and habitat are crucial. A highly colorful and versatile addition to larger landscapes.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorPurple
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fruit Poisonous, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Wet Soils, Waterwise, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsFountain Grass (Pennisetum); Spirea (Spiraea); Boxwood (Buxus); Blue Spruce (Picea); Weigela (Weigela)

Thrives in average, slightly acidic, well-drained soils, but very adaptable. Best color in full sun; avoid extreme heat and humidity. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Fertilize in spring. Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering to maintain shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7

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