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Knowing specific information about plants is important in order to care for them properly. The experts share how to care for each plant.

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Diablo Ninebark(4 of 10)

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo' – Diablo Ninebark (Sometimes called Purpleleaf Ninebark)

- Recognized for its midnight plum-colored foliage
- Deciduous, so it drops its leaves in winter
- In June-July, it produces pretty white flowers — that resemble those of the spirea
- Exfoliating bark
- It needs sun for better foliage color but it's adaptable to all conditions
- Older plants are drought-tolerant
- Grows 6 to 10 feet tall — and as wide
- Zones 2 to 7


- Water regularly until established
- Can be pruned to the ground in the winter to reduce the size or rejuvenate the plant

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