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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Fire and Brimstone'

Ninebark

Plant Type:

DECIDUOUS SHRUBS


Physocarpus opulifolius 'Fire and Brimstone' (EXCLUSIVE) – ​2 remaining. We evaluated for 5 years this Ninebark found as a seedling here at Quackin' Grass. 'Brimstone and Fire' lavishly displays the darkest purple-black foliage we've encountered on any cultivar. The satin finish is much darker than 'Center Glow' and even darker than both 'Diablo' and 'Summer Wine'. Foliage emerges bronze to bronze-purple, more bronze in a wet, cloudy spring; more purple in a drier, sunnier spring. As the season progresses and the days grow longer and sunnier the color gradually darkens to the blackest yet found on any Ninebark - the color in full sun holds better, longer and with virtually no bronzing. And it is key that the shrub is planted in full, blazing sun. The color is not immediate, however; The foliage matures increasingly black as the summer days grow hotter. Typical violet-pink infused white corymbs occur in abundance studding the stems and are beautiful against the blackened leaves. As the seed pods develop they turn a rich, deep, resplendent and glowering red, a really juicy shade – also beautiful against the purple-black leaves. The leaves are brimstone; the seed heads are fire. It's been difficult capturing the actual leaf color in pics... these barely do the plant justice. Site in full blazing sun for the best and darkest foliage color. We expect that in more shade the intensity of shade will diminish and become more bronzed. 'Fire and Brimstone' is adaptable to soil type. if purchased in autumn these will arrive partially pruned. Established potted Ninebark, cutting grown.


Height:

8 ft

Spread:

5-6 ft

Colors:

Violet Pink

Zone:

(2)3 to 7
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Item Description Price  
PHYSBRIM Physocarpus opulifolius 'Fire and Brimstone' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $28.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Physocarpus opulifolius 'Fire and Brimstone'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Exfoliating

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees

Light

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Hedge
  • Border
  • Hedgerow
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Natural Garden
  • Screen
  • Shrub Border
  • Accent

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Adaptable

Origins

  • Quackin' Grass Nursery

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown