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botanical name:
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Ninebark
synonyms:  Physocarpus opulifolius 'Monlo'
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 2.40m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Dark purple foliage which has excellent bright red autumn colouring. White flowers in early summer. Reddish fruits later.

cultivation:
Grows in most soil types, in full sun or slight shade, but leaf colour is best in sun. Very hardy.

Can be hard pruned down to about 45cm in early spring, in order to produce new growth with larger leaves.

propagation:
From cuttings taken in summer.

other notes:
Bred by Monrovia Growers, Azusa, California

RHS AGM
PHS Gold Medal

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