GBFD – Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’

To celebrate Garden Bloggers Foliage Day (GBFD), hosted by Christina at Garden of the Hesperides, I bring you Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’.

Otherwise known as Ninebark, the ‘Diablo’ shrub is normally a deep blackish-purple, but backlit by low summer sun as it is here this morning brings out the underlying red tones in a prelude to autumn that makes it especially fiery, almost diabolique….


Ninebark ‘Diablo’

Happy Gardening 🙂


20 thoughts on “GBFD – Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diablo’

  1. You’ve chosen one of my favourite plants; I have one but it suffers every year in the heat, I need to give it more water it deserves it. Thanks for joining GBFD again this month, it is always lovely to see some summer foliage when I’m in winter!

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  2. Oh, you picked one of my some time must have-items! It is such a lovely shrub, but I have no room. Right now I’m forced into editing mode, a long way from acquisition mode. I’ll have to enjoy it vicariously through you! 🙂

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  3. I LOVE nine bark. I have 4 coppertina + one diablo…I guess, you can tell, I truly am in love with this plant:-) It is beautiful in the spring + it is a native shrub- a little designer elements added:-)

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    • I love this one too. It’s to pick up the tones of the Copper Beech…this one is still very young, so I haven’t seen it in flower yet, but as a member of the rose family I’m sure it will put on a good display 🙂


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