'Summer Wine Black' Ninebark


This physocarpus is dressed to the nines!

Ninebark, that is - because Summer Wine® Black has the darkest, most dramatic foliage yet. With its rich, saturated color and versatile habit, it's the ideal choice for accentuating your home's exterior. Spring brings white flower clusters to contrast with the nearly-black foliage. Upright stems and small foliage gives a fine textural effect. Available in better garden centers in spring 2019.

Top reasons to grow Summer Wine Black ninebark:

- Very dark foliage looks striking in the landscape.

- White flowers cover the branches in spring.

- Easy to grow and low maintenance.

Foliage Interest
Native to North America


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 60 - 72 Inches
 60 - 72 Inches
 60 - 72 Inches
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The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

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 Old Wood
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 Border Plant
 Cut Flower
 Good for Screening
 Mass Planting
 Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: 

Ninebark is a versatile landscape, but should be sited in full sun with plenty of space around it and good air circulation to avoid any leaf problems. 

Maintenance Notes: 

Ninebark is best left unpruned, except for removing any heavy old wood every few years or so. Avoid trimming it back, which will cause it to branch out and distract from its naturally elegant habit. Plant only in full sun.

Fun Facts: 

Ninebark is native to all but 13 states and all of eastern Canada.

Summer Wine® Black Physocarpus opulifolius 'SMNPMS' USPP 30,232Can PBRAF