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Physocarpus opulifolius Burning Embers

Ninebark

Deep green foliage

The dark burgundy foliage of this Physocarpus makes this plant stand out in a mixed border. White flowers tinged with pink are borne in spherical clusters during the summer months.

Where?

Grow in part shade with perennials to provide contrast to lighter leaved plants.

How?

Grows in most well drained soils and will tolerate drought well.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - July
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 170 cm - 200 cm
Plant width 80 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 120 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Part shade, Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden

Typically available

From April to September