Physocarpus opulifolius Diable D'Or ('Mindia') (PBR)
- available to order from late autumn
- 3 litre pot
This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: preferably acid, fertile, moist but well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This decorative deciduous shrub is mainly grown for its colourful foliage, which emerges a vibrant coppery red and turns deeper, purple-red as it matures. In midsummer, there are also rounded clusters of near-white flowers, which offer a striking contrast. Later in the summer and lasting well into autumn, these flowers are followed by glossy red berries. A highly ornamental plant that will liven things up in the shrub border.
- Garden care: Once established, cut back up to one in four of the oldest stems to their base, after flowering. Then, apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant.