Ninebark has always had gorgeous blooms, but it's never had them twice in a growing season before. Sweet Cherry Tea's leaves start cherry red and mature to a deep purple. The blooms appear in spring and again in midsummer—lovely pastel clusters shining over the dark leaves. It still does all the things we love from ninebark. It's tough—a workhorse that'll spruce up places in your garden that poor soil usually makes hard to plant. Don't be disappointed when the leaves drop off for winter, on the bare tree you'll be able to see that gorgeous exfoliating bark the species was named for. Physocarpus opulifolius 'ZLEBic5'
Physocarpus opulifolius 'ZLEBic5' PPAF
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:36 - 4 inches
Spread:36 - 48 inches
Spacing:36 - 48 inches
Flowering Date:Reblooming, first in spring, then again in Summer.
Planting Instructions:Not picky about planting site, but would have better color in full sun.
Winter Care:Very hardy.
Flower Form:Small single flowers arranged in spherical corymbs.
Foliage Type:Feathery leaves start a warm, reddish-orange glow, aging to a rich purple
Pruning:Reblooming. Prune to remove crossed branches or to tidy up the plants. Late winter to early spring when dormant.
Soil Requirement:Grow in slightly acidic, fertile well drained soil. Very tolerant of soil site.
Additional Information:Loaded with petite pink and white blooms spring and then again mid-summer. Attractive planted next to yellow or chartreuse plants or against a light background in a foundation planting.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
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