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Physocarpus opulifolius 'All Black'

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

Rich black-purple foliage

Stunning autumn colour

Attractive to pollinators and birds

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The luxurious dark red, lobed foliage of Physocarpus ‘All Black’ deepens in colour to black-purple as it matures, delivering interest throughout the season. In May and June, pinkish-white, pollinator-friendly flowers stand out against the dark, background foliage and are followed by red fruits that ripen to black. A stunning finale arrives in autumn when the foliage blazes orange before falling. This compact variety is perfect for small gardens and containers where it forms a rounded, bushy shrub. Physocarpus ‘All Black’ is a highly rewarding and undemanding shrub. Its dark foliage creates depth and drama, providing a beautiful foil for flowering plants and an effective contrast with yellow and silver foliage. Height and spread: 1.5m (5ft).

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.

Height Up to 1.5m (5ft)
Spread Up to 1.5m (5ft)

Hardy Shrub

cottage gardenslow maintenance gardenwoodland garden

sun or semi shade

Flowering Months
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1 x 10 Litre Potted Plant (Height 60cm+) (KF3282)
1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (Height 40cm+) (KF3283)

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.

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.

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 £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 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.

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