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    Satin Chocolate Ninebark

    Physocarpus opulifolius 'Satin Chocolate'

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    Satin Chocolate Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius 'Satin Chocolate') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Satin Chocolate Ninebark foliage

    Satin Chocolate Ninebark foliage

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    Height:  6 feet

    Spread:  7 feet

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  2b

    Other Names:  Eastern Ninebark

    Description:

    A wide medium-sized shrub with dark burgundy leaves all season; features masses of attractive white flowers followed by colorful reddish fruit, and interesting peeling papery bark for winter effect; extremely tough and durable, use in groups or as a hedge

    Ornamental Features

    Satin Chocolate Ninebark features showy clusters of white flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early summer, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds. It has attractive burgundy foliage which emerges brick red in spring. The serrated lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding red in the fall. It features abundant showy red capsules from early to mid fall. The peeling tan bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

    Landscape Attributes

    Satin Chocolate Ninebark is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

    This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Satin Chocolate Ninebark is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Accent
    • Mass Planting
    • Hedges/Screening
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Satin Chocolate Ninebark will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

    This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

     
     
    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Characteristics
    Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
    Applications
    Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Bark 
    Ornamental Features

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