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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo' (Ninebark 'Diabolo')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'

Other names

Ninebark 'Diabolo'

Genus

Physocarpus 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

Fragrance

Flowers are scented.

Habit

Rounded, Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Flushed pink, Insignificant or absent, White in Summer

Foliage

Purple in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

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.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings, Suckers


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Where to grow

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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'

Other names

Ninebark 'Diabolo'

Genus

Physocarpus 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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are scented.

Habit

Rounded, Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Flushed pink, Insignificant or absent, White in Summer

Foliage

Purple in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

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.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings, Suckers


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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