An exciting improvement to Ninebark, Summer Wine® combines the fine texture and compact branching of Physocarpus ‘Nana’ with the dark foliage of Physocarpus Diabolo®. Smaller than other ninebark varieties, SUMMER WINE is an easy way to introduce wine colored foliage into the home garden. It is fast growing and has few, if any, pest problems. It's graceful, arching habit makes if very appealing in the landscape. It adds beautiful color and vibrancy to your garden, especially in spring. In early June it blooms with white button-like flowers that accent the leaves nicely. Pruning and other maintenance is rarely needed. Use it as a bold accent or part of a mixed border. SUMMER WINE may even be cut for use in arrangements. This is a trouble-free addition to either the home or commercial landscape.
Rich, dark purple foliage all season and soft pink flowers in late summer. Prune after flowering. Adaptable. Easy to grow. Native. • Cut Flower • Drought Tolerant * • Fall Interest • Landscape Plant • Low Maintenance
• Native to the Americas
*Even drought tolerant annual and perennial plants will need water for the first few weeks while they get established. Shrubs and trees will need to be watered for the first year after they are planted. After this, little or no supplemental water will be necessary when planted in the ground. No plant is truly drought tolerant in a container; water is necessary for all plants in containers.
Good in groupings and masses, perennial and shrub borders. This is a tough, adaptable plant that is ideal for difficult sites. Adaptable to difficult situations. Withstands acidic and alkaline soils. Best if pruned immediately after blooming. Buds set the summer prior to blooming. May benefit from a good hard pruning as a young plant. Medium moisture is best but can tolerate dry conditions once established. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.