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  • ninebark
  • Eventual height: 2.5m
  • Eventual spread: 2m

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo' (PBR)


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12lt pot (0.8-1m) £64.99
12lt pot (0.8-1m) £64.99

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: preferably acid, fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Dainty, pink-tinted white flowers in June and small, dark purple leaves, maple-like leaves. This wonderful purple-leaved ninebark is perfect for a shrub border with moist but well-drained acid soil. As long as the old stems are cut back after flowering the new spring growth will be superior with bigger leaves.

  • Garden care: Prune old stems back to the base after flowering. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant.