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Ninebark - Tiny Wine / Size 1
Tiny Wine Ninebark

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Our Price: $8.95

Product Code: NBKTIN1

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Tiny Wine' - 'SMPOTW'

Overall Description

Tiny Wine is a dwarf ninebark variety that was developed as part of the Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs series. It features nice compact branching habit, with dark burgundy colored foliage. Foliage color is darkest, and displays best in planting locations with good sun exposure - insufficient sun exposure will cause the foliage to be lighter, with dark green mixed with burgundy. Works great as a foreground planting, low growing colorful hedging, or as a group planting in clusters of 3 or 4.

White bloom heads, similar in appearance to Spirea, begin to display in mid to late spring....and oftentimes have tinges of pink as well. Blooms persist through mid summer in most climates, and are followed by hanging clusters of seed capsules in late summer through fall. Seed capsules start out as a burgundy color, and slowly change to a bright fiery red color when ripened.

Nice compact size & growth habit make this ninebark shrub a perfect choice for landscapes that wish to add a touch of color contrast, but simply don't have the room for the more full sized shrub ninebark varieties such as Summer Wine, Diabolo, etc. Tiny Wine is extremely cold hardy, and will adapt to a very wide range of soil conditions. Minor trimming / pruning can be performed to keep this shrub looking its absolute best, or to keep shaped in a variety of heights & widths. Drought tolerant, great disease resistance, and just an all around great hardy little landscape shrub with beautiful foliage color!!

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 3 - 4 ft ( can be maintained at almost any height through trimming )

--Mature Width : 3 - 4 ft.

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 10" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
3 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full sun to partial shade - but full sun preferred. Best foliage color in full sun locations.

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly moist & acidic - but will adapt to most any soil type

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Deciduous - Smaller leaf size than the larger ninebark varieties with three distinct major lobes that start out as a red / burgundy color. These leaves mature to a deep dark burgundy color. 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 pastel pink & white flower heads appear in May. Flower heads are followed by brightly red colored fruit / seed. Flower heads closely resemble those of Spirea in shape, size, and structure.

--Diseases / Insects :
No major problems noted with this species. Noted to be extremely resistant to powdery mildew. Fireblight, or leaf spot has been known to occur on occasion if kept in extremely wet, damp conditions.

--Recommended Spacing :
Space approximately 2 1/2 - 3 feet apart for use as a continuous hedge planting, or when planting in small groups or clusters - widen spacing to 4 - 5 feet apart for a distinct break between shrubs.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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