Summer Wine ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward'

Photo/Illustration: 
www.provenwinners.com
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Summer Wine ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward')
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Genus:  Physocarpus
Many gardeners know ninebark as an undistinguished shrub with ordinary green leaves, white flowers, and fall fruit. But 'Seward,' sold under the trademark name Summer Wine TM , has outstanding burgundy leaves and pink flowers that bloom in early summer. This plant is super tough and makes a stunning focal point in a summer border.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Drought tolerant and poisonous.
Care:  This plant tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, as long as it is well-drained.
Propagation: 

 Hardwood cuttings.

Problems: 

 Nothing serious. Occasionally, fireblight or leaf spot.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Birds,
Attracts Butterflies,
Interesting Bark,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Flower
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Hedge,
Beds and Borders,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point,
Cut Flower
Style
Poisonous
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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