Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diabolo’ is a stylish deciduous shrub, grown for its rich purple foliage. It also bears pretty pink-flushed white flowers on arching branches in early summer, followed by glossy red seedheads in autumn – both contrast beautifully with its leaves. When plants reach maturity the bark peels away in layers. It’s ideal for growing in a mixed herbaceous border and looks fantastic when grown alongside lime-green coloured plants.

For best results grow Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diabolo’ in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Avoid chalky soils. Prune regularly to encourage colourful new growth. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit. 

Physocarpus Diabolo

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