Shrubs – Ninebark ‘Summer Wine’
This one is Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolious), which is native to this region, and the cultivar is ‘Summer Wine.’
All summer long, the leaves were a deep purplish burgundy and made a nice backdrop to one of our perennial beds. But over the past few weeks, the leaves have turned a glorious, fiery red. Isn’t this one a stunner?
‘Summer Wine’ Ninebark is supposed to be shorter than the standard Ninebark, growing from 5 to 6 feet tall. It prefers plenty of sun, is easy to grow, and is drought-tolerant once it has become established. It has an upright growth habit and is deciduous so the leaves should be dropping off any day now.
I bought mine a couple of years ago from Blue Moon Nursery, 1723 S. Inland Empire Way, Spokane.