- USDA Hardiness Zones 3-7
- Height 5-6 Feet Tall
- Spread 5-6 Feet Wide
- Light Requirement is Full Sun
White flowers burst forth from deep red branches on this winebark each spring. The foliage of Summer Wine Black Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) is the darkest winebark foliage yet. The shrub really resembles wine so dark that it is nearly black. That means even when it's not flowering, you can enjoy the deep red branches as a contrast to the greens and yellows of your garden. But since Summer Wine blooms from spring through fall, you might as well fall in love with its cascade of elegant white flowers.
The best part is that you can get this dramatic effect with very little work. Ninebark is an easy shrub to grow and is native to North America. It looks best with no pruning! Just plant Summer Wine Black Ninebark in full sun with plenty of space (for air) around it. It will reach an upright but cascading shape at a size of five to six feet high and wide. It's one of the most versatile plants you can place in your landscape because its size, unique shape and color make it a perfect standalone focal plant or a background for smaller plants. You can plant several winebark as a low screen or along the border of your yard or garden in zones 3 through 7.
Summer Wine Black Ninebark Care
Although your Summer Wine Black Ninebark requires no annual pruning or deadheading, you can help it look its best and flower well by removing heavy, old wood branches every few years. Don't trim your winebark back like you do most shrubs. The plant can handle most soil types and needs average watering but is drought tolerant after the first year. You can scatter some balanced fertilizer around the base of the plant the first year, but it's not necessary. All the shrub needs is full sun to achieve the dark red color.
Summer Wine Black Ninebark Spacing
Space your winebark plants at least five or six feet from each other or from walls, fences or other shrubby plants. It needs air circulation to thrive, but Summer Wine Black Ninebark seldom is affected by insects or diseases.
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|
|Height: 5-6 Feet|
|Spread: 5-6 Feet|
|Spacing: 5-6 Feet|
|Blooms On: Old Wood|
|Shrub Type: Deciduous|
|Scientific Name: Physocarpus opulifolius 'SMNPMS' USPPAF|
|Common Name: Summer Wine® Black Ninebark|
|Brand: Proven Winners®|
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