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Physocarpus opulifolius Lady In Red

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Ninebark

Bronze-red foliage topped with clusters of light pink flowers

Lady In Red is named for its dark red-purple serrated foliage while its common name refers to the way the bark peels off in the shape of the number nine. This variety produces prominent clusters of tiny ball shaped pink flowers. Small brown fruits appear in autumn.

Where?

Thrives in full sun or part shade.

How?

Prefers a well drained soil and prune when established to maintain its shape. Tolerates drought conditions well.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 150 cm - 200 cm
Plant width 125 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
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, Light sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Moist, Well drained
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