Summer Wine® Ninebark

Regal Purple Foliage and Stunning Cascading Habit

  • Delicate Pink Flowers
  • Extremely tough plant that grows in difficult sites!
  • Low Maintenance!
  • Great for containers and cut flowers

Never Bareroot...  All plants come rooted into a container with soil.

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The Summer Wine® Ninebark is a new and improved Ninebark.  This dwarf variety stands apart with its high disease resistance, deep purple foliage, and smaller stature.

The Summer Wine® Ninebark has a fabulous look.  From its rich. purple foliage to its delicate pink flowers to its lovely cascading, yet compact habit to its unique and lush texture, we LOVE the look of the this tough as nails plant!  And at only 5 to 6 feet tall and wide at maturity you are sure to find a great spot for this extraordinary plant.

The Summer Wine® Ninebark is an outstanding choice to add bold color and rich texture to any style of landscape.  Plant as a specimen or focal plant or add to a mixed bed or garden. The purple leaves are a superb contrast to any plant, green, blue, or yellow.  This dwarf Ninebark is the perfect centerpiece plant to build around.  Try a hedge, border, or mass planting for a unique and colorful look.  This Ninebark looks beautiful  paired with Junipers, Gold Mop Cypress, and grasses in rustic, cottage, and rock gardens.  The Summer Wine is a great option for containers.  Trim foliage and flowers for cut flower arrangements

This Ninebark thrives in full sun and is extremely adaptable to even poor soils including alkaline and acidic soils.  When planting, avoid crowding your Summer Wine® Ninebark.  They perform best with good air circulation  Once established, Ninebarks are drought tolerant.  Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer (like the one we carry) in spring and when planting for best results.  If you want to prune your Ninebark do so immediately after flowering ceases. 

You are sure to love this hardy, but stunning plant.  It is so easy to grow; once established you can forget about it and the Summer Wine® Ninebark won't even notice!  These are going fast!  Order yours today!

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Brand Proven Winners
Grows in Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 5-6 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Purple
Bloom Color Pink
Botanical Name Summer Wine® Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward' USPP 14,821, Can 2,641

How To Care for your new Summer Wine® Ninebark

Plant your Summer Wine Ninebark anytime spring through fall.  Provide extra water in summer.

This Ninebark thrives in full sun and is extremely adaptable to even poor soils including alkaline and acidic soils.  Water deeply when planting and about 2 times per week for the first 3 months while your plant is establishing.  Once established, Ninebarks are drought tolerant.  Add 2-3 inches of mulch to prevent weeds and help keep the soil moist.  Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer in spring after the chance of frost has passed. If you want to prune your Ninebark do so immediately after flowering ceases.  These hardy shrubs prefer good air circulation so it is best to avoid crowding them in your landscape. 

The Summer Wine Ninebark is pest and disease resistant.  It was bred to have a strong resistance to powdery mildew, a common issue for Ninebarks.


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

FREE SHIPPING on orders $59.99
*Except States CA, OR, WA, NV, ID, UT, MO, CO, WY, NM and orders under $59.99 are $19.99 for shipping.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure your package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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Excited to see them grow and add color and interest to our gardens!
These summer wine nine barks looked beautiful right out of the box and when we planted them. Great size too! We're looking forward to the beauty they'll add to our gardens. We like to plant things that are different from the norm and we think these plants with their leave color and flowers are a great addition!
April 25, 2017
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Sounds beautiful and just the type of flowering, something floppy and different we're looking for. Colors sound awesome!
Jacqueline S on Apr 15, 2017
Sounds beautiful and just the type of flowering, something floppy and different we're looking for. Colors sound awesome!
Jacqueline S on Apr 15, 2017

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