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Summer Wine Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward'
    8 reviews
Summer Wine Ninebark
Summer Wine Ninebark
Summer Wine Ninebark
Summer Wine Ninebark
Summer Wine Ninebark
Summer Wine Ninebark
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Summer Wine Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward'
    8 reviews

Regal Purple Foliage and Stunning Cascading Habit

  • Delicate Pink Flowers
  • Extremely tough plant that grows in difficult sites!
  • Low Maintenance!
  • Great for containers and cut flowers
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The Summer Wine® Ninebark is a new and improved Ninebark. This dwarf variety stands apart with its high disease resistance, deep purple foliage, and smaller stature .

The Summer Wine® Ninebark has a fabulous look. From its rich. purple foliage to its delicate pink flowers to its lovely cascading, yet compact habit to its unique and lush texture, we LOVE the look of the this tough as nails plant! And at only 5 to 6 feet tall and wide at maturity you are sure to find a great spot for this extraordinary plant.

The Summer Wine® Ninebark is an outstanding choice to add bold color and rich texture to any style of landscape. Plant as a specimen or focal plant or add to a mixed bed or garden. The purple leaves are a superb contrast to any plant, green, blue, or yellow. This dwarf Ninebark is the perfect centerpiece plant to build around.

Try a hedge, border, or mass planting for a unique and colorful look. This Ninebark looks beautiful paired with Junipers, Gold Mop Cypress, and grasses in rustic, cottage, and rock gardens. The Summer Wine is a great option for containers. Trim foliage and flowers for cut flower arrangements.

This Ninebark thrives in full sun and is extremely adaptable to even poor soils including alkaline and acidic soils. When planting, avoid crowding your Summer Wine® Ninebark. They perform best with good air circulation Once established, Ninebarks are drought tolerant. Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer (like the one we carry) in spring and when planting for best results. If you want to prune your Ninebark do so immediately after flowering ceases.

You are sure to love this hardy, but stunning plant. It is so easy to grow; once established you can forget about it and the Summer Wine® Ninebark won't even notice! These are going fast! Order yours today!

Caring for Summer Wine Ninebark

Plant your Summer Wine Ninebark anytime spring through fall. Provide extra water in summer.

This Ninebark thrives in full sun and is extremely adaptable to even poor soils including alkaline and acidic soils. Water deeply when planting and about 2 times per week for the first 3 months while your plant is establishing. Once established, Ninebarks are drought tolerant. Add 2-3 inches of mulch to prevent weeds and help keep the soil moist. Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer in spring after the chance of frost has passed. If you want to prune your Ninebark do so immediately after flowering ceases. These hardy shrubs prefer good air circulation so it is best to avoid crowding them in your landscape.

The Summer Wine Ninebark is pest and disease resistant. It was bred to have a strong resistance to powdery mildew, a common issue for Ninebarks.

Landscape ideas
The Summer Wine® Ninebark is an outstanding choice to add bold color to any style of landscape.  Plant as a specimen or focal plant or add to a mixed bed or garden. The purple leaves are a superb contrast to any plant, green, blue, or yellow.  This dwarf Ninebark is the perfect centerpiece plant to build around.  Try a hedge, border, or mass planting for a unique and colorful look.  This Ninebark looks beautiful paired with Junipers and grasses in rustic, cottage, and rock gardens.  The Summer Wine is a great choice for containers.  Trim foliage and flowers for cut flower arrangements.
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Growing Zones 3-8
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 5-6 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Growth Rate moderate
Fall Color Purple
Bloom Color Pink
Brand Proven Winners®

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