Mature Physocarpus opulifolius Summer Wine® planted in a bed.
Close-up of pink Physocarpus opulifolius Summer Wine® flowers.
Close-up of dark Physocarpus opulifolius Summer Wine® foliage.

Physocarpus opulifolius Summer Wine® (Ninebark) Unity Grown

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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Summer Wine' is an improved ninebark cultivar that combines the wine-colored foliage from Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo' and the branch and foliar texture of Physocarpus opulifolius 'Nana' into one wine-colored, compact, draping form.

Well regarded ornamentally and ecologically for its pollinator attracting pink and white flowers in the spring, this cultivar adds additional contrast to any green landscape. And in the winter, after the purple leaves have fallen, the intricate branching pattern and unique exfoliating bark that give s the plant its common name can really shine.

This cultivar grows to between five and eight feet tall, so it requires a bit more space than the dwarf cultivars, but makes for a great hedge or border plant. Although the foliage may differ from the straight species, 'Summer Wine' also maintains all the hardiness of the original, and has great tolerance to a wide variety of soil conditions and grows well in drier sites with full sun.

(Photos courtesy of Proven Winners)

Native to U.S. and Native to Maryland
Mature Tree Height: Small: under 15 feet
Deciduous
Sun (6+ hours)
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry and Well-drained
Soil Type: Average, Poor, and Wide Tolerance
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: White and Pink
Foliage Color: Purple
Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Erosion Control, and Winter Interest
Tolerances: Black Walnut Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Deer Tolerant, and Cold Tolerant
Garden Type: Pollinator Garden, Foundation Planting, and Specimen Tree

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