Height: 6 feet
Spread: 6 feet
Hardiness Zone: 2b
Physocarpus opulifolius 'SMNPMS'
Other Names: Eastern Ninebark
Brand: Proven Winners
This stunning garden shrub has the darkest, most dramatic foliage, and a very versatile habit; foliage emerges a deep wine-red and matures to near black, highly contrasting the showy white flowers in spring; also has curious peeling bark
Summer Wine® Black Ninebark features showy clusters of white flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds. It has attractive deep purple foliage with hints of black which emerges crimson in spring. The serrated lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding red in the fall. It features abundant showy red capsules from early to mid fall. The peeling tan bark and dark red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Summer Wine® Black Ninebark is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime.