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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', Physocarpus opulifolius 'Monlo', Spiraea opulifolius 'Diabolo', Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Genus

Physocarpus Physocarpus

Variety or Cultivar

'Diabolo' _ 'Diabolo' is a compact, suckering, thicket-forming, deciduous shrub with arching branches bearing broadly ovate, lobed, toothed, maroon leaves and dense corymbs of small, cup-shaped, creamy-white flowers in summer. Flowers are followed by bladder-like, green-flushed, red fruit.


Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are scented.

Habit

Arching, Suckering, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Cream, White in Summer

Foliage

Maroon in Spring; Maroon in Summer; Maroon in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 2.

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

Best in moderately fertile, humus-rich, acid soil in full sun. Will tolerate alkaline soils, but chlorosis may occur if grown in shallow chalky soil. Leaves will turn green in high heat or partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'

Other names

Ninebark 'Diabolo', Physocarpus opulifolius 'Monlo', Spiraea opulifolius 'Diabolo', Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Genus

Physocarpus Physocarpus

Variety or Cultivar

'Diabolo' _ 'Diabolo' is a compact, suckering, thicket-forming, deciduous shrub with arching branches bearing broadly ovate, lobed, toothed, maroon leaves and dense corymbs of small, cup-shaped, creamy-white flowers in summer. Flowers are followed by bladder-like, green-flushed, red fruit.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are scented.

Habit

Arching, Suckering, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Cream, White in Summer

Foliage

Maroon in Spring; Maroon in Summer; Maroon in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 2.

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

Best in moderately fertile, humus-rich, acid soil in full sun. Will tolerate alkaline soils, but chlorosis may occur if grown in shallow chalky soil. Leaves will turn green in high heat or partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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Physocarpus from my garden in SE5 (Camberwell) Tango Paul

(10/10/2010)

(10/10/2010)

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