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Physocarpus opulifolius 'UMNHarpell'
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Plant Type: Deciduous Shrubs

This new ninebark has stunning foliage. Reddish new growth matures to deep red-purple foliage that holds its color reliably all summer, which was witnessed in trial in Georgia and other test sites. Add to that, Fireside™ doesn’t show any signs of powdery mildew in the field or in production. The leaf size is intermediate; bigger than Little Devil™ but smaller than Diabolo®. Pinkish-white flowers bloom in spring and foliage turns deep purple in fall. The plant habit is tidier than other Physocarpus with a rounded, upright shape.

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Flower Color


Foliage Color

Deep red to purple

Plant Spread


Good Companions

Plant Height


Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

well drained

Characteristics & Attributes


Bloom Time

Critter Resistance


Full Sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests

spring to fall