Lady in Red (Physocarpus opulifolius) is a mid sized Ninebark with reddish spring leaves.
|average, tolerates drier conditions once established
|Soil & Site
|small pinkish white, five petaled, in dense flat rounded clusters (corymbs)
|red, drooping inflated seed capsules with 3-5 follicle
|coral red to red foliage in the spring, maturing to burgundy
|bark exfoliates on older branches
|6 by 4-5 feet (HS), probably a bit larger, good for corner plantings or shrub borders
|can be cut back hard, prune after flowering if you don't want to lose a season of flowers
|PP18,660; COPF Open
|Discovered in 2000 at a nursery in Norfolk, United Kingdom in a population of seedlings grown from seed collected from Physocarpus opulifolius Monlo. Introduced by Ball Ornamental (USA).
|I have seen this shrub a few times at botanic gardens. The spring foliage is a nice red color separating from many of the other Ninebark cultivars.
|Notes & Reference
|#144-Missouri Botanical Gardens web site (www.missouribotanicalgarden.org)