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Summer Wine® Black Ninebark

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Summer Wine Ninebark Shrub Covered in Flowers
  • USDA Hardiness Zones 3-7
  • Height 5-6 Feet Tall
  • Spread 5-6 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Full Sun

The common name for this plant is Summer Wine Black Ninebark and the botanical name is Physocarpus opulifolius 'SMNPMS'. The Summer Wine Black Ninebark is deciduous, meaning that the leaves fall off each winter, and come back in the spring. There are white colored flowers that bloom during spring. The flowers bloom on old wood, which mean the flower buds are grown on branches grown the prior year.

In garden planters, use this in the thriller role. Those are plants with drama and that add height or a vertical element to the combination. These are typically in the center or the back of the container. Consider growing these in garden planters or containers for added flexibility on locations limited on space or sunlight. Great for cut flower arrangements or bouquets. Stays short and perfect as a border plant, which are perfect placed along the edge of a garden bed or path. This plant works great in mass planting or as focal point in your landscaping. These also work very well for screening. The Summer Wine Black Ninebark typically grows 5-6 feet tall, and 5-6 feet wide. For best plant health and results, space these plants 5-6 feet apart, center on center. The growth habit is upright. The Summer Wine Black Ninebark is winter hardy & summer tolerant in growing zones 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b.

Interesting Fact(s) - Ninebark is native to 37 states and all of eastern Canada.

Physocarpus opulifolius 'SMNPMS' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-7
Flower Color(s): White
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Color(s): Black
Exposure: Sun
Height: 5-6 Feet
Spread: 5-6 Feet
Spacing: 5-6 Feet
Habit: Upright
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Physocarpus opulifolius 'SMNPMS' USPPAF
Common Name: Summer Wine® Black Ninebark
Brand: Proven Winners®

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 7-10 business days

Speical Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On speical orders there can not be any cancellations

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Time of Order:

Winter to Early Spring

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  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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Fall into Winter

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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards the beginning of the following week from your order date. We put together this helpful guide for what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

4 Reviews - Summer Wine® Black Ninebark Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 5
    size of plant when recieved

    Posted by Peggy Calhoun on Jul 8th 2019

    I work in a nursery. a plant selling for $29.99 is generally a 2 gal plant maybe 1 foot tall. to expect a plant looking like on in the picture is unreasonable. The Summer Wine Ninebark is indeed a beautiful plant. Hopefully the unhappy customer will plant what she received, watch it quickly grow into a beautiful plant (as pictured) and perhaps write another review. Pictures of plants on sites like this will show you what the plant will look like after a couple to a few years growth. Don't expect to get a full grown plant by mail.

  • 5
    Color and grace !

    Posted by Terry on May 15th 2019

    'Summer Wine' is an all round fantastic shrub of graceful fine habit and fantastic coloring that just gets better with the heat and dry of summer! My municipality plants lots of these and for good reason!

  • 5
    overall I'm happy

    Posted by Cindy Stover on Mar 24th 2019

    great price, healthy plant, fantastic customer service. no complaints at all!

  • 2
    not happy

    Posted by JC on Oct 11th 2018

    I thought I was getting a plant like the one in the pictures. But mine was way smaller! For the price, you would think you would get a bigger plant. And the company said I couldn't return it! I won't be coming back!