Physocarpus Summer Wine Black


This physocarpus is dressed to the nines!

Ninebark, that is - because Summer Wine® Black has the darkest, most dramatic foliage yet. With its rich, saturated color and versatile habit, it's the ideal choice for accentuating your home's exterior. Spring brings white flower clusters to contrast with the nearly-black foliage. Upright stems and small foliage gives a fine textural effect. Available in better garden centers in spring 2019.

Top reasons to grow Summer Wine Black ninebark:

- Very dark foliage looks striking in the landscape.

- White flowers cover the branches in spring.

- Easy to grow and low maintenance.

Foliage Interest

Native to North America


Duration: Shrub

Shrub Type: Deciduous

Height Category: Medium

Garden Height: 60 - 72 Inches

Spacing: 60 - 72 Inches

Spread: 60 - 72 Inches

Flower Colors: White

Foliage Colors: Black

Foliage Shade: Black

Habit: Upright

Container Role: Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: Sun

Maintenance Category: Easy

Blooms On: Old Wood

Bloom Time: Spring

Hardiness Zones: 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Water Category: Average

Uses: Border Plant

Uses: Container

Uses: Cut Flower

Uses: Good for Screening

Uses: Landscape

Uses: Mass Planting

Uses: Specimen or Focal Point

Uses Notes:

Ninebark is a versatile landscape, but should be sited in full sun with plenty of space around it and good air circulation to avoid any leaf problems.

Maintenance Notes:

Ninebark is best left unpruned, except for removing any heavy old wood every few years or so. Avoid trimming it back, which will cause it to branch out and distract from its naturally elegant habit. Plant only in full sun.

Fun Facts:

Ninebark is native to all but 13 states and all of eastern Canada.

Summer Wine® Black Physocarpusopulifolius 'SMNPMS' USPPAF, Can PBRAF