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Ginger Wine® Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'SMNPOBLR' PP #28,695; CPBRAF

Pronunciation: fy-so-KAR-pus op-yoo-lih-FOH-lee-us
SKU #42441
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OVERVIEW
Description This fuss-free deciduous shrub with sparkling burgundy foliage and unique peeling bark creates a stunning backdrop in shrub borders. Spring foliage is a radiant orange. Pink-white blooms are lovely in floral arrangements. An adaptable North American native well-suited to difficult sites. Excellent for use as an informal hedge or screen.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Late spring to early summer.
Mature Size Rounded, upright form; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attractive Bark, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas This 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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Multicolored
Companion Plants Feather Reed Grass (Calmagrostis); Boxwood (Buxus); Spirea (Spiraea); Potentilla (Potentilla); Blue Spruce (Picea); Weigela (Weigela)
CARE
Care Thrives in average, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Best color in full sun. Avoid extreme heat and humidity; prefers cool regions. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Blooms on old wood; if desired, prune after flowering to shape.
HISTORY
Lore The Latin name Physocarpus comes from the Greek words physo (bladder) and karpon (fruit) in reference to the red bladder-shaped fruits that appear after flowering. The common name of Ninebark comes from the appearance of the bark which is peels away in layers. 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.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.