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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward' (Summer Wine ninebark)

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward' Photo/Illustration: www.provenwinners.com

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward' fy-so-KAR-pus op-yew-lih-FOE-lee-us Common Name: Summer Wine ninebark 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 WineTM, 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.


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
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Pink Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Hedge, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Style Poisonous, Xeric Bed
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Type Shrubs

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