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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'Spiraea opulifolius, Ninebark

6 Options from £14.99

Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
3 Reviews

Modern and contemporary-looking shrubs

A stunning addition to the shrub border

Perfect partnered with shrubs such as berberis and euonymus

1 x 3.6 litre potted physocarpus plant £14.99 Despatch: within 3 days
2 x 3.6 litre potted physocarpus plants £21.99 Despatch: within 3 days
1 x 12 litre potted physocarpus plant £59.99 Despatch: by end of August 2020
2 x 12 litre potted physocarpus plants £109.99 Despatch: by end of August 2020
2 x 10.5cm potted physocarpus plants £14.99 Out of Stock
2 x 10 litre potted physocarpus plants £69.99 Out of Stock
Please note: This product cannot be delivered outside the United Kingdom.
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Reviews Video

This modern, contemporary-looking shrub is grown for the rich copper-red, architectural foliage. Almost by surprise, clusters of dainty white flowers with a hint of pink appear during early summer, giving contrast to the dark foliage. Glossy red seed heads follow, persisting well into autumn.

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo' is a stunning addition to the shrub border. It looks particularly good partnered with a range of colourful foliage shrubs, such as Berberis, Elaeagnus and Euonymus. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 150cm (59").

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Cottage Gardens, Woodland Garden


Sun or semi shade

Up to 250cm (98.4in)

Up to 250cm (98.4in)

Easy for all

Easy for all


Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

1 x 3.6 litre potted physocarpus plant (66380)
2 x 3.6 litre potted physocarpus plants (T66872P)
1 x 12 litre potted physocarpus plant (KA1947)
2 x 12 litre potted physocarpus plants (TKA1948)
2 x 10.5cm potted physocarpus plants (TKA0442)
2 x 10 litre potted physocarpus plants (TKA0440)

Flowering Months

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.

Plant Physocarpus in a fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or semi-shade. Physocarpus plants prefer an acid to neutral soil, but will tolerate more alkaline soils, although may they may become chlorotic in very chalky areas. Incorporate organic matter such as well-rotted manure or compost into the soil prior to planting.


Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £1.95.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.95.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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For your complete peace of mind, our Home and Garden products may be returned to us within 30 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price. Items must be returned unused, at your cost and in mint condition. All items carry a manufacturer's 12 month defects warranty.