Physocarpus Diabolo Hedging
Physocarpus opulifolius Diabolo (Ninebark)
This fabulous Ninebark has the deepest burgundy purple maple-like foliage coupled with perfectly contrasting white flower heads in early Summer, touched with the slightest hint of pink. Physocarpus Diabolo makes a great partner for many other colourful plants and will produce generous amounts of beautifully coloured florists foliage for all kinds of arrangements. This is a tough plant also ideal for more difficult areas, and of course will make an attractive flowering hedge with remarkable foliage continuing to provide colour right through until Autumn.
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We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.
Physocarpus or Ninebarks are deciduous shrubs, easy to grow and tough. they are suited to all soil types but do like good drainage. Because they tolerate a wide range of conditions this is a good shrub for more difficult areas such as banks or dry areas (once well established). They look great partnered with other colourful shrubs or mixed in a perennial border where the deeply coloured foliage will fit with many colour schemes perfectly whether its a hot coloured summer bed, or cooler mauves, lilacs, pinks and whites. This is also a great plant for a more modern and contemporary garden.
Physocarpus opulifolius Diabolo may be grown as a beautifully coloured hedge, by planting 3 of our sturdy shrubs per metre the hedge should develop within a few seasons with just a little formative trimming to the sides, once the desired height (we recommend 100-200cm) is reached these low maintenance shrubs need a single trim after flowering in early Summer to keep them looking good.
How to grow Physocarpus Diabolo
Position: Sun or partial shade
Foliage: Deciduous shrub, leaves fall in Autumn and are replaced with fresh new foliage in Spring.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: June
Growth rate: moderate
Ultimate height and spread 250cm high x 200cm wide.
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Prune or trim after flowering in June.