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botanical name:
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Lady in Red'
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Lady in Red' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Ninebark
synonyms:  Physocarpus opulifolius 'Tuilad'
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 1.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: maroon
flower colour: pink
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:
Compact deciduous shrub with dark maroon foliage. The new leaves are bright red in spring. Pale pink flowerheads 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.

propagation:
From cuttings taken in summer.

other notes:
Raised by Jonathan Tuite, West Acre Gardens, King's Lynn, UK

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