Grown mainly for its colourful leaves, they emerge in the spring in rich tones, creating a stunning show which ends in autumn as the leaves turn red and purple before falling in an extravagant cascade of colour. The show isn't restricted to the leaves however, as Physocarpus is shrub with exceptional year-round interest.
In early summer, dense clusters of creamy, sometimes pink-flushed flowers, form neat balls of bloom and these are followed in autumn by red-burgundy fruit pods which extend the colour in your garden right up to leaf-fall!
A compact shrub, bred to perform in your garden, Physocarpus is a garden plant that very few other gardeners will have, and its colour changing nature makes this a garden must-have and certainly a plant that you'll want to give pride of place to so that everyone can see it!
Really easy to grow and practically trouble free, the unique foliage will form the perfect backdrop for your other garden plants and goes especially well with blues and purples.
Supplied as a collection of 3 established plants in 9cm pots, ready for planting out, Physocarpus Ninebark will reach around 1.5m - 2.5m depending on variety in 10 years. 1 plant each of:
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Anny's Gold' - a medium-sized, deciduous shrub with pale green leaves edged with golden-yellow and clusters of white flowers in summer followed by red fruits. Ht 150cm x 150cm.
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo' AGM - a deciduous shrub with deep purple, three-lobed leaves and clusters of small white, pink-tinged flowers in summer. Ht 250 x 250cm.
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Lady in Red' AGM - a deciduous shrub with fresh red foliage toning to a brown- bronze as the season progresses. It bears clusters of pink flowers in summer. Ht 150cm x 150cm.
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