Summer Wine® Black Ninebark
Darkest ninebark available!
Don’t you love it when you find a plant that really doesn’t need any fuss to look its best all the time?
Summer Wine Black Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) gives the busy gardener deep, rich, mysterious color from spring to autumn and you don’t have to lift a finger!
Summer Wine Black adds to the color palette of the native ninebark family and makes it darker. Other ninebarks have burgundy colored foliage, but none is as dark as this. It starts a deep purple-black and stays dark, without fading.
In late spring clusters of pink flowers dot the plant and age through the season to seed heads that is beloved by birds and other wildlife. As autumn approaches the leaves deepen color just a little before they drop for the winter. This exposes the fascinating peeling bark that gives ninebark its name.
This is a naturally graceful and arching plant that won’t need any deadheading or pruning. It maintains its compact semi-dwarf form year after year without any work needed!
Make sure to give this native a sunny spot so it can show off its best color and plenty of room to stretch out. It can grow to a full 6’ tall if given room.
Summer Wine Black will make it look like you spent hours tending to your garden (without having to spend hours actually doing it). Order yours today!
* Pink flowers pop against the dark leaves
* Darkest leaves of any ninebark
* Full sun
* Winter interest with exfoliating bark
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Physocarpus opulifolius 'SMNPMS'|
|Mature Height||5 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Soil Type||Well drained|
|Moisture||Water to establish, drought tolerant once established|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Light pink|
|Foliage Color||Deep purple-black|
|Fall Color||Burgundy / Purple|
|Fruiting Time||Summer, fall|