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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Red Baron'

ninebark 'Red Baron'

'Red Baron' is a deciduous, suckeringshrub with red stems and dark red foliage. Pinky-white flower clusters are borne in early summer, maturing to givesmall red fruits. Height to around 1.5-2m

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Red Purple Red
Summer Red Pink White Purple Red Red
Autumn Red Purple Red Red
Winter Red
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or South–facing or North–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Suckering
Genus

Physocarpus are bushy deciduous suckering shrubs with palmately lobed leaves and corymbs of small cream flowers in early summer, followed by small, bladdery brown fruits

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grows best in acidic, moderately fertile, humus-rich soil. Chlorosis may occur if grown in shallow chalky soil. Plant in full sun for best foliage colour

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer or pot up rooted suckers in autumn or spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Lightly thin old stems. Pruning group 2

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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