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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Little Devil'

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Little Devil'

Description: A compact variety with blush pink, single flowers from June to August and crimson red stems. The gently lobed leaves of this deciduous shrub emerge purplish-red in the spring and mature to a bronze-purple. This dark foliage is genuinely stunning.

Uses: Because of its compact habit, this Physocarpus is very suitable for a small garden, containers, beds and borders. A perfect specimen shrub for the cottage garden.

Climate/Position: Sun or light shade for best colour. Avoid direct sun which may scorch the leaves.

Height/Spread: Height 80-120cm, spread 100-150cm.

Soil Requirements: Though some Physocarpus prefer acid soil, P.opulifoilus will tolerate any moist soil.

Pruning: Generally no pruning required.

For regenerative pruning remove one or two of the oldest stems at the base of plant after flowering in early summer to encourage new shoots to form.

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Additional Interest: This variety has a good resistance to powdery mildew. Easy to grow.