Summer Wine® Ninebark
Delicate Pink Blooms Belies Hardiness
The Summer Wine Ninebark, Physocarpus opulifolious 'Seaward', is a new Ninebark that is very neat with compact branching and deeply cut, dark purple-crimson leaves.
The Summer Wine Ninebark is purple ninebark hybrid that resulted from a cross between Nana and Diabolo. This resulted in a 5'-6' plant with a spead of 3'.
It has a profusion of pink blooms in summer and exfoliating bark in autumn. The foliage turns a bright red in autumn.
This plant requires little pruning, but if you need to prune, do it after this plant blooms in summer. Do not prune after mid-August to allow for the flower buds to form for next years' flowers.
This compact ninebark looks great in a pot. Use this plant in groupings or masses, in perennial or shrub borders, containers and as a short screen. Summer Wine is showy and extremely hardy and is prized as a landscape shrub and as a cut flower.
As with other ninebarks, the bark exfoliates in papery strips and with the colorful fruit it produces, this plant is truly a 4 season wonder!
*Compact and Hardy Plant
*Red Foliage in Autumn
|Botanical Name||Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward' USPP 14,821, Can 2,641|
|Mature Height||5 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Fall Color||Burgundy / Purple|