Physocarpus opulifolius Summer Wine™
Summer Wine Ninebark
Summer Wine Eastern Ninebark
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous shrub, upright, mounding, somewhat compact, 4-6 ft (1.2-1.8 m) high and wide. Leaves ovate to rounded, about 10 cm long, 3-5 lobed, deeply cut, wine-red to bronze-red during much of the growing season, but becomes green in areas with hot summers. Flowers small, pinkish white, in dense, rounded clusters, 2.5-5 cm wide, appearing in late spring.
- Sun, to maximize purple color of leaves.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 3 This selection is the result of a cross between Physocarpus opulifolius 'Nanum', a dwarf form, as the seed parent and pollen parent, P. opulifolius Diabolo®, a reddish purple form. Developed in Grand Haven, Michigan.