Physocarpus opulifolius Summer Wine® Black


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Plant Code: PHWB

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With its four-season interest, our Ninebark is ‘dressed to the nines’ in deepest purple-black foliage. Pink buds burst open to reveal flirty blush-white flower clusters along the stems in spring. Intricate peeling strips of bark add texture and winter interest.

Physocarpus Summer Wine Black showcases dramatic presence in any landscape. Ninebark is extremely low-maintenance as its natural elegant habit requires little to no pruning. Provide plenty of space with good air circulation. Proven Winners® selections are trialed and tested to be colorful, long blooming, carefree and easy to grow.


Type: Shrubs
Height: Tall 5-6'
Spacing: Plant 5-6' apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay
Flower: White
Accent: White
Patent: Pending 'SMNPMS'
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Good for Hedge
  • Winter Interest

Physocarpus General Information

Physocarpus are deciduous shrubs with arching branches. An easy-to-grow, all-purpose shrub will adapt to a wide variety of conditions. Spiraea-like flower clusters.

Physocarpus Plant Care

Ninebark is best left unpruned to retain its naturally elegant habit; however; every few years or so in late winter, remove any old wood to the ground to encourage new shoots. Blooms on old wood, so shaping is best done just after flowering, and only if needed. Drought tolerant once established.