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Ginger Wine® Ninebark

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This stunning variety broadens the color palette for these easy care shrubs; foliage emerges sunny orange and matures to a shiny deep burgundy; showy white flowers in spring, turning to red seed heads; also has interesting peeling bark; best in full sun

Characteristics

Species:
opulifolius
Other Species Names:
Eastern Ninebark
Average Landscape Height:
6 feet
Average Landscape Width:
6 feet
Genus:
Physocarpus
Cultivar:
SMNPOBLR
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
low
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
can prune at anytime
Flower Color:
white
Flower Bud Color:
pink
Flower Period:
from early to late spring
Summer Foliage Color:
burgundy
Fall Color:
red
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Ginger Wine® Ninebark features showy clusters of white flowers at the ends of the branches from early to late spring, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has attractive burgundy deciduous foliage which emerges orange in spring. The serrated lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding red in the fall. It features abundant showy red capsules from early to mid fall. The peeling tan bark and dark red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Ginger Wine® Ninebark is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Ginger Wine® Ninebark will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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