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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Little Devil'

Spiraea opulifolius, Ninebark

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

Highly intricate and attractive leaves and flowers

Bright red foliage matures to deep burgundy

Gorgeous clusters of small pink flowers

A very low maintenance plant

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This dwarf Ninebark has highly intricate and attractive leaves and flowers. New leaves of Physocarpus opulifolius 'Little Devil' emerge bright red and then mature to deep burgundy by summer. Gorgeous clusters of small pink flowers bloom in June, and contrast wonderfully with the dark foliage. As late summer approaches they are replaced by attractive fruits. It is a very low maintenance plant, making it ideal for a garden where time for gardening is limited. Height and spread: 1.2m (4’).

Height Up to 120cm (48in)
Spread Up to 120cm (47in)

Hardy Shrub

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Flowering Months


2 physocarpus plants in 3.5 litre pots (V63385P)
1 x 3.5 litre potted plant (62073)

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. Incorporate organic matter such as well-rotted manure or compost into the soil prior to planting. Plant ninebark bareroots at the same depth as they were previously planted. Backfill the planting hole, gently firm down, and water well to settle the soil.
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. Ninebark requires little attention. 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.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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