Summer Wine® Ninebark

Summer Wine® Ninebark


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Delicate Blooms Summer Wine® Ninebark

  • Compact and Hardy Plant
  • Dark Foliage Stunning Purple Leaves
  • Sweet Pink Buds Open to White Flowers that Bloom in Early Spring
  • Fine-Textured, Arching Branches Are Great in Cut Flower Arrangements
  • Great in Containers

If you want a carefree showstopper shrub in your landscape, all of the varieties in the Ninebark genus really deliver. They give you beautiful colored foliage, early spring flowers, interesting seed capsules and even winter interest.

They are all wonderful in their own way. But we think Summer Wine® Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Seward’) really stands out.

Summer Wine® is showy and extremely hardy and is prized as a landscape shrub and as a cut flower.

This compact Ninebark looks amazing in a large container and it’s very cold hardy. In most places, you can leave it out all winter. Give it lots of water in late fall before you get freezes.

Use several plants to create a pretty grouping in the lawn. Use it as a backdrop for shorter shrubs and perennials.

If you want to use them in a mass planting – plant them 5 feet apart. You’ll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

Summer Wine® sure is fine in perennial or shrub borders, containers and as a short screen or “friendly” privacy fence. It performs its very best in full sun and well-drained soil conditions.

Purple leaved Summer Wine™ stays very neat. It features compact branching and deeply cut, dark purple-crimson leaves all summer long. You will love the look of this plant in your landscape!

It is precious in spring time. The branches are covered with a delicate profusion of clustered pink buds that open to the sweetest white blooms with cute little yellow centers and decorative stamens.

Ninebark is related to the Rose family. While they don’t look like roses, Ninebark flowers are just as pretty as a rose, in their own little way.

The foliage turns a bright red in autumn and when they fall, you’ll start to see the infamous “Ninebark” exfoliating bark. The bark is decorative enough to add winter interest to your yard.

This plant requires little pruning. If you want to, it’s ok to prune after the spring blooms. Don’t prune after mid-August, or you’ll snip away the flower buds for next spring.

Order your Summer Wine® Ninebark today! Send us pictures of your project, we’d love to see them!

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