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Physocarpus Summer Wine

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The common name of Physocarpus is Ninebark. The name comes from its shaggy, deeply peeling bark that appears after it gets a few years on it. Summer Wine® ninebark has more appeal in its leaves and flowers than in its bark.

Use it in mass plantings or as a specimen. Shape it into a full bush or leave it naturally arching. The leaves are purple in cool climate gardens and more blackish/green in the hot climates. Little button flowers appear all along the stems in early spring.

Physocarpus Summer Wine® is not fussy; acid or alkaline soil makes no difference to this shrub. It is hardy in USDA Zones 3-8. If established with steady watering its first year, it will be hardier during dry spells in the years after. Bring out its best foliage color by planting it in full sun.


   
 
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By Delilah Onofrey, Suntory Flowers
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As summer transitions to fall, one plant that will still be in its glory is bracteantha “Granvia Gold.” Delilah has written a great article about this plant. click here to read.


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