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Physocarpus Summer Wine® Black
ENLARGE IMAGE Elegant color and habit for any garden
  • Summer Wine Black ninebark has the darkest foliage of any ninebark
  • Summer Wine Black ninebark has the darkest foliage of any ninebark

Physocarpus Summer Wine® Black

Dramatic foliage and handsome upright habit
ZONE 3,4,5,6,7
As low as $14.99
  • Very dark purple-black foliage
  • Soft pink flowers in early summer
  • Highly tolerant of clay and alkaline soils
  • Ship size: Starter Quart
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Physocarpus Summer Wine® Black Description

  • Handsome purple-black textured foliage
  • Tidy, upright habit
  • Low maintenance care, disease-resistant
  • Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs
Special features: Attracts pollinators, foliage interest, cut flower, disease resistant, drought tolerant, native, tolerant of range of soils

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Physocarpus opulifolium'SMNPMS', Summer Wine® Black
  • Common name:
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    Starter quarts
  • Soil type:
    Normal, clay
  • Soil moisture:
  • Height x width:
    5-6' x 5-6'
  • Flower color:
    Light pink
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
    Late spring
  • Uses:
    Accent, background, erosion control or embankment, foundation planting, hedge, massing, naturalizing, ornamental, screen
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  • Patent #:PP30,232



Soil: Very adaptable to a wide range of soils. Highly tolerant of clay and alkaline soils.
Light: Performs best in full sun.
Water: Has average water needs. Will not tolerate over watering, but established plants will tolerant dry conditions.
Spacing: 6 feet apart
Fertilizing: Fertilizer needs are low. If you have poor soil, feed in early spring with an all purpose garden fertilizer.
Winterizing: No specific care needed.
Maintenance & pruning: No pruning is strictly necessary, but oldest stems can be pruned out in late winter or early spring to rejuvinate. Too much pruning could result in an odd habit.