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Diabolo Ninebark
Diabolo Ninebark



*Availability Status:
Winter dormancy - Estimated avail spring 2015
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 12" - 16" tall

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price : $8.95

Product Code: NBKDIA1

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'

Overall Description

This shrub is a reddish-purple leaved strain of the original version of Ninebark that is known to hold good foliage color, even throughout the summer heat. Bark on older stems begins to peel in papery strips, revealing a rich brown inner bark. Can be trimmed / pruned to just about any shape or size to meet the needs of just about any landscape area. Has nice, pure white little flowers that bloom from May thru the end of June. These small flowers are a great standout against the rich burgundy foliage. Most commonly used as a group planting of 3-5 plants to fill in areas where conditions are less than favorable, or where a color contrast is needed to break up too much green color. Adapts very well to adverse, difficult situations - withstands acidic or alkaline soils, dry conditions, and will take either full sun or partial shade. In our opinion, looks best when maintained at a height no greater than 5-6 ft high, and trimmed regularly.

Plant Facts & Specifications

Mature Height:
5-10 ft ( can be maintained at almost any height through trimming )
Mature Width: 5-8 ft.
Growth rate: Moderate to fast ( 8"-14" avg per yr )
Hardiness Zones: 4-8 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Preference: Average to slightly moist & fertile - but will adapt to most any soil type
Foliage Color & Texture: Medium to large leaves with deep burgundy color all season. Leaves will be darkest with good sun exposure, and will have a little dark green cast if not enough sun is seen.
Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts: Small while flower heads appear in May.
Diseases / Insects: No major problems noted with this species.
Fertilization / Feeding: For maximum health & color, we highly recommend POOPeas Organic Fertilizer & Soil Amendment. However, either water soluble ( Miracle Gro, or equivalent ), or granular fertilizers ( Holly Tone is excellent ) are also good options. Most any granular fertilizers with a 6-12-12, or 10-10-10 ratio are also acceptable. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. POOPeas may be used at anytime.

Recommended Spacing: No particular recommendations

Deer Resistance Rating: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 [ 1 - least resistant........10 highly resistant ]