Tiny Wine® Ninebark
Tiny Wine® Ninebark Stunning Foliage and Flowers
- Light Pink Buds Open to White Flowers in Late Spring
- Dainty Flowers Make Fabulous Cut Flowers
- Striking Dark Bronze Maroon Foliage is Colorful Showy Display
- Season Long Color
- Naturally Tidy with Small Refined Leaves
- Dwarf Ninebark Great Choice for Patio Containers
- Fool Proof Plant
Looking for an exquisite smaller shrub for the home landscape that stays compact and colorful all season long? You’ll adore the dwarf selection of Tiny Wine Ninebark (Tiny Wine® Physocarpus opulifolius 'SMPOTW').
In springtime, dainty pink flower buds open to round white flower clusters. the blooms are amazingly showy against the intensely colorful leaves. The stems are a deep russet-brown, and the new foliage is a deep bronze maroon as it first emerges. As the summer wears on, the foliage matures into a rich burgundy-maroon.
Following the flower display, showy fleshy seed capsules develop that are also borne in clusters. The seed capsules start out purple and mature to a very colorful red. Tiny Wine provides a wonderful showy display from spring through fall without taking up much room.
Perfectly formed, Tiny Wine stays dense to the ground and never gets leggy. It makes a magnificent selection for smaller lots and in large containers on the patio, too.
Even in winter, you’ll find beauty once those beautiful leaves have dropped for the winter. Just like other larger Ninebarks, the stems of Tiny Wine develop a striking peeling appearance. Use these exfoliating deciduous shrubs to bring visual interest to your winter garden.
You’ll appreciate their fast growth rate, even as a smaller plant. These beautiful shrubs are easy to care for.
Use all parts of Tiny Wine in your cut flower arrangements. Add cut foliage stems to the beautiful flowers for a gorgeous bouquet in a jiffy. In fall, include the seed capsules as excellent cut branches for your flower arrangements.
How to Use Tiny Wine® Ninebark in the Landscape
The leaves have the best color in sunny locations, so plant it in full sun where it will receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. Because of their smaller size, Tiny Wine very versatile and can be used in many landscape applications. Use them in your sunny foundation plantings to add color all season long.
Try Tiny Wine as a modern, colorful foundation plant. We recommend that you allow them to grow into its natural, upright form. No need to shear them into submission.
Create fantastic dense hedges that define spaces in your landscape. For a solid screen that stays dense all the way to the ground, plant multiple shrubs 2 ½ feet on center. You’ll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
Use in a patio planting as a perfect backdrop for your favorite spring flowering bulbs and annuals. Or, repeat regularly along the length of your perennial border. It stays small enough to face larger shrubs and acts as a brilliantly bold accent.
Tiny Wine becomes the “Thriller” in large containers. Pair with contrasting gold toned plants as filler and chartreuse spilling vines near the edges. Or, keep the overall look cool-toned with blue flowering filler and variegated ivory spillers.
No need to worry about overwintering this incredibly cold-hardy plant. In ground, or in containers, Tiny Wine is a rugged little variety that can withstand near Arctic winter temperatures of Zone 3.
#ProPlantTips for Care
There are few shrubs that are easier to grow than Ninebark. This native American shrub adapts to most conditions you can throw at it without batting an eye. Disease resistant, pest resistant and not bothered by woodland critters, it's hard to find a friendlier shrub for the home gardener.
Tiny Wine is a wonderful selection of Ninebark that grows well in any soil and even tolerates clay soils and those that are occasionally stay wet for short periods of time.
Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. This is especially important during the first growing season as the roots work to get established in your native soil. Check the first few inches of soil using your finger. Is it getting dry? Time to water. Still moist? Skip watering that day.
The flowers are borne on last year’s stems, or “old wood.” Before pruning, allow the spring flowers to bloom and fade fully. Better to do renewal pruning on this shrub than clip along the top to control the size.
Every three years or so, remove the thickest, oldest stems at ground level and remove. You’ll be leaving the thinner, younger stems in place for best flowering. This invigorates your Tiny Wine for the best performance.
Tiny Wine Ninebark from Proven Winners® is a wonderfully carefree shrub for your landscape. You’ll find plenty of places to tuck them into your design. Order today from the expert growers at Nature Hills Nursery.
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||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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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|Brand||Proven Winners ColorChoice|
|Botanical Name||Physocarpus opulifolius 'SMPOTW'|
|Mature Height||3 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 4 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Foliage Color||Burgundy / Purple|
|Fall Color||Burgundy / Purple|