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Summer Wine® Ninebark

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 3-7
  • Height 5-6 Feet Tall
  • Spread 6-7 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Full Sun

A blissfully easy to care for plant that adds color and sophistication. The Summer Wine Ninebark has a poised, compact growing habit that is arched. It is a fast-growing plant. Its foliage is a graceful wine color with pale pink blooms. It is highly pest resistant and easy to care for.

The foliage of the Summer Wine Ninebark is a deep purple wine color. The blooms season begins in the late spring and produces light pink button blooms. This North American native has a height of sixty-seventy-two inches with a spread that is sixty to seventy-two inches. The Summer Wine Ninebark makes for a beautiful addition to bouquets. It makes a great addition to any landscape and does well in mass planting. This Ninebark can serve the thriller role in a container, or plant as a border plant.

Summer Wine Ninebark Care

The Summer Wine Ninebark requires full sun with a minimum of 6 hours of sun per day. It has average water needs and requires moist well drained soils. This Ninebark can tolerate acidic and alkaline soils. Once established it is drought tolerant. Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer for trees and shrubs in the early spring.

Pruning Summer Wine Ninebark should be avoided to avoid avoid disturbing its growth habit. If pruning is desired, do so right after flowering season, and very selectively.

Summer Wine Ninebark Spacing

When planting your Summer Wine Ninebark as a border plant or when mass planting, spacing should be 72-84 inches, center on center. Spacing properly will ensure the health of your plant and it will prevent crowding.

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-7
Flower Color(s): Pink
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Color(s): Black/Purple
Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 5-6 Feet
Spread: 6-7 Feet
Spacing: 5-6 Feet
Habit: Upright
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward' USPP 14,821
Common Name: Summer Wine® Ninebark
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

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

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

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

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 beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of 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.

3 Reviews - Summer Wine® Ninebark Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Linda Bartell on Jul 26th 2020

    The 2 shrubs I ordered were beautiful and healthy and now planted! (WERE well-packaged, too!).Thank you!

  • 5
    So easy!

    Posted by Elizabeth Lannutti on May 25th 2020

    My plant came looking very healthy and the info tag that came with it is super helpful and concise. It’s now happy in the ground!

  • 3
    Hurry Up Spring

    Posted by spring on Jan 28th 2020

    I bought the summer wine earlier this month not realizing it was a pre order for spring shipping. I'm disappointed but willing to wait.