Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'

Diabolo Ninebark

Deciduous Shrub

This is one tough, durable and handsome shrub!

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low


Size: 96 - 120 tall x 96 - 120 wide
Shape / Form: Arching, Upright, Vase
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Attractive Bark or Stem, Attractive Foliage, Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Fall Color, Showy Fruit or Berry

Foliage Color: Bronze / Copper, Brown / Chocolate, Burgundy / Maroon
Fall Color: Burgundy / Maroon

Flower Color: Ivory / Cream
Bloom Season: Jun, May, Summer
Flower Shape: Cluster

Fruit Description: Red

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Dry Shade
Wildlife: Bees, Beneficial Insects, Birds, Butterflies

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Well Behaved / Companionable
Collections: Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low, medium

Plant Combos