Diablo Purple Ninebark-Tree Form Tree
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Diablo Purple Ninebark-Tree Form Tree
Diablo Purple Ninebark-Tree Form Leaf
Diablo Purple Ninebark-Tree Form Additional Product Shot 170
Diablo Purple Ninebark-Tree Form Additional Product Shot 256
Diablo Purple Ninebark-Tree Form Additional Product Shot 569
Diablo Purple Ninebark-Tree Form Additional Product Shot 1269

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 2-7
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Full Sun
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Diablo Purple Ninebark-Tree Form
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo Purple Ninebark' Tree Form
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Diablo Ninebark is a bold, beautiful plant that has taken the gardening world by storm in recent years. What's all the fuss about? Chocolate-purple foliage, white half-snowball flowers, cherry-red fruits, and flaky bark - that's what! With all that going for it, you might expect it to be a bit of a diva, but it's sinfully easy to grow. Plant this fast-growing but small ornamental tree near your patio, pool, porch, or front walk for a punch of color all season long. You'll soon understand why we think Diablo Ninebark is a "10"!

 

 

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 2-7
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Full Sun
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The Story

Europeans are famous for taking underappreciated American plants, improving them, and re-gifting them back to us.  Such is the case with Ninebark (so named because the flaky bark appears to have nine layers).  Diablo was discovered in a German nursery in 1968—the only red-leaved plant in a sea of 120,000 green ones (Germans must really like their Ninebarks!).  This plant is usually grown as a shrub, but ours are trained to become small trees.  Grown this way, Diablo Ninebark shows off its devilishly handsome bark to best advantage.

The Details

Don't worry about counting the bark, check out those leaves! Amazingly beautiful, reddish-purple leaves line up on the arching branches. Beautiful, white flowers showcase themselves in summer. Exceptional color for your landscape. A must have! This native selection is a Gold Medal Plant Award winner from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for its outstanding performance, hardiness and eye-appeal.

How to Grow

Diablo is a fast grower.  Don’t be hesitant about pruning it if you want it to have a nice, dense head of foliage.  Snip off any branches that appear on the trunk or at the base of the tree.  Despite the name, Diablo is an easygoing guy.  Give this plant full sun or very light shade, and average moisture (it can even handle droughty periods once established), and it will give you a fresh crop of burgundy foliage each year.  Little in the way of pests or diseases bothers it.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 2
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Exposure Full Sun
Avg Mature Height As Trained
Avg Mature Width As Trained
Spacing As Desired
Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Color Purple
Fall Leaf Color Purple/Orange/Red
Flower Color White
Flower Time Late Spring
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Time Early Summer
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award Yes
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Hummingbirds Yes
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

5-6' Tall. Grown in our #15 tree container. This is a landscape impact tree. Grown to be a natural showoff.

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Diablo Purple Ninebark-Tree Form Tree
Diablo Purple Ninebark-Tree Form Leaf
Diablo Purple Ninebark-Tree Form Additional Product Shot 170
Diablo Purple Ninebark-Tree Form Additional Product Shot 256
Diablo Purple Ninebark-Tree Form Additional Product Shot 569
Diablo Purple Ninebark-Tree Form Additional Product Shot 1269