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Summerwine Ninebark and Other Plant Varieties

Find out about 17 plant varieties and how to care for them in specific zones.

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Summerwine Ninebark(1 of 17)

- Upright, dense deciduous shrub with dark purple foliage and white flowers
- Plant in full sun to light shade; foliage color and flowering are best in full sun
- Plant in average garden soil that is well-drained
- Height: 4-6 feet
- Width: 4-6 feet
- Hardy in USDA zones (2) 3-7 (8):

Zone 2: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; avoid contact with salt; may be marginally hardy in this zone without adequate snow cover.

Zone 3: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; avoid contact with salt.

Zones 4-5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost to prevent winter heaving; avoid contact with salt.

Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall.

Zones 7-8: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch in fall; plants may struggle in warmer areas of this zone.

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