Grown and admired for its striking dark purple, almost black foliage, Physocarpus opulifolius 'Midnight' is an excellent choice to provide both contrast and depth to your beds and shrub borders. Summer brings clusters of pale pink blooms which are shown off against the leaves. Ninebark is a very hardy, deciduous shrub which is easy to grow in almost any position in the garden, from full sun to shade. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 150cm (59").
Water regularly throughout the growing season until young Physocarpus plants are fully established. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant. After flowering, cut back the flowered shoots to a healthy pair of buds, unless seedheads are required for late season interest.
Physocarpus opulifolius tolerates fairly hard pruning and may be cut back by half every few years to maintain a smaller size. On mature plants cut back about one quarter to one fifth of the oldest shoots to their base, to promote strong new growth.
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