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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo' (Ninebark 'Diabolo')

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1 hour care
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Ultimate height
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Ultimate spread
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Time to maturity
5-10 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'

Other names: Ninebark 'Diabolo'

Genus: Physocarpus

Variety or Cultivar: 'Diabolo' _ 'Diabolo' is a deciduous shrub with deep-purple, lobed leaves and clusters of small white, pink-flushed flowers in summer.

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo' is: Deciduous

Flower: Flushed pink, Insignificant or absent, White in Summer

Foliage: Purple in Summer

Fragrance: Flowers are scented.

Habit: Rounded, Bushy

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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Pests: Generally pest-free.

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning: Thin out spent stems to show off the remaing to best effect. Cut back after flowering.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Softwood cuttings, Suckers. REGISTER to

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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo' (Ninebark 'Diabolo') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses: Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Foliage only

Cultivation: Plant in acidic, moderately fertile, humus-rich soi. Will tolerate alkaline soils, but chlorosis may occur if grown in shallow chalky soil.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

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