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 CharacteristicsDrought tolerant and poisonous.
CareThis 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.
- Genus : Physocarpus
- Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Characteristics : Interesting Bark, Showy Foliage
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Flower Color : Pink
- Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest