SUMMER WINE NINEBARK Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward'
Hardiness / Exposure: Zone 3 / Full sun
Height: 5 ft.
Spread: 5 ft.
Foliage Colour: Dark crimson red tp purple
Fall Foliage: Red
Growth Habit: Rounded
Flower Colour: White
Bloom Time: Late spring, early summer
Key Features: Summer Wine Ninebark has a more controlled size than Diablo making it easier to place in the landscape. A vase shaped shrub with beautiful dark foliage that will be an welcome addition to any planting. In late spring or early summer it bursts forth with fluffy white blossoms that are dramatically framed against the dark background.
Uses: Mass planting, hedging, borders, foundation plantings
-Dig a hole 2-3 times the root ball width and same depth as root ball.
-Carefully remove plastic pot and cut through any circling roots.
-Position the root ball in the center of the hole and ensure the tree is standing straight. If necessary, tip the root ball to adjust the tree.
-Partially backfill the hole with loamy soil, tamp the soil with your heel to remove air pockets, water to settle the soil and finish backfilling around the root ball with good soil. Avoid using heavy clay-based soil.
-Remove tags and labels.
-Water soil well at planting and continue to water throughout the summer. Do not not let the tree go dry.
-Applying mulch will help help retain moisture and reduce weeds.