Prune as needed immediately after flowering; older plants can be rejuvenated by trimming branches down to the ground in winter.
The name “ninebark” derives from the peeling mature bark, which makes it look like there are multiple layers of bark on the plant. It is a very appealing winter effect. Ninebark is a rugged native plant that is very useful for cold, exposed landscapes. Ginger Wine® expands the color palette for this species: spring foliage emerges orange then matures to burgundy. It has superior disease-resistance, including resistance to powdery mildew. It adds durable season-long color to landscapes, and can also be used as a cut flower. Physocarpus will tolerate clay soils, and established plants will also tolerate some drought.
|Dimensions||2 × 2 ft|
Physocarpus opulifolius 'SMNPOBLR' PP#28,695, CBR#5939
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Borders, Foundations, Low Hedges, Mass Planting
Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Cut flower, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant, Foliage interest, Native