Physocarpus Opulifolius Diable D’Or Ninebark Diable D’Or is a coppery-red foliaged deciduous shrub with small pink flowers in summer. It suits mixed borders and low maintenance gardens.
Physocarpus Opulifolius is native to North America and is often called Ninebark for its peeling mature stems. It grows in harsh conditions such as cliffs, open dry lands, and fens. The variety DIABLE D’OR is cross between Dart’s Gold and Diabolo and is sometimes known as Ninebark Mindia. It has copper-red foliage that matures to deep red and purple by midsummer. Summer time also brings the pretty pink-white flower heads that sit in clusters across the plant attracting pollinators. The blooms mature into glossy red berries in autumn that last into early winter often outliving the foliage.
Height And Spread Physocarpus Opulifolius DIABLE D'OR Ninebark Mindia will grow to a maximum height of 1.5 metres and spread across the same.
How Hardy Is Physocarpus Opulifolius DIABLE D'OR Ninebark Diable D’Or is an extremely tough shrub that can survive sub-zero temperatures and some drought once established. It’s rarely bothered by pests.
How To Use Physocarpus Opulifolius DIABLE D'OR This is a pretty ornamental shrub that suits a wide range of garden styles. Its red foliage creates a pleasing contrast to swathes of green and its pink flower heads suit a cottage garden.
When planted with other Ninebark varieties Ninebark Diable D’Or creates a multi-textured colourful garden that requires very little maintenance. It suits the middle of a border, a well- watered and fed plant pot or a front garden.
However you decide to use it, Ninebark is a versatile interesting shrub that stands out.
How To Care For Physocarpus Opulifolius DIABLE D'OR Very little care is needed once Ninebark Diable d’or is established.
Choose a sunny to partially shady spot in a sheltered or exposed site. Ninebark Mindia will grow in most soils except very waterlogged.
No pruning is required but you can cut back wayward branches in winter though be aware it flowers on the previous season’s branches. You can thin it out by removing the older canes.
Mulch in spring and water until established. This is a fuss-free pretty shrub that will grow almost anywhere.