Physocarpus opulifolius Diabolo description:
Cream and pink flowers in the summer, followed by small purple fruits, over black-purple foliage.
Good for the back of a border or for screening sheds, walls or fences.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
Other common name: Diabolo Ninebark.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Shrubs do cover the ground, but they are not a ‘ground cover plant’ because they add height and structure to a garden.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil and clay soil.
How much moisture:
Normal moisture or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 200 to 250 cm.
Spread 200 to 250 cm.