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03/07/2013 at 14:29

Could someone help identify this shrub for me. It's underside is green and the front is a very dark green appearing brown from a distance.The flowers which are not fully out yet appear pink and in clusters.




Many Thanks.

03/07/2013 at 15:08

Have you got a picture of the entire plant?

03/07/2013 at 15:41

 Whole plant,


Thanks again

03/07/2013 at 15:55

Looks like Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo' to me.

Lovely shrub and growing quite fast too!

03/07/2013 at 16:46

Agree with my hippy californian friend... I have this plant.

03/07/2013 at 17:25

Not sure it is...Diablo has white flowers.  Are there different forms?

03/07/2013 at 20:45

No idea but would like one like it with white flowers.

04/07/2013 at 07:11

Diabolo does have the white flowers, the reddish haze is there when the seedheads start to form. There's also a golden Physocarpus and one with brownish foliage which I don't like personally but hey, taste is a different matter. They all have white flowers. 

04/07/2013 at 09:44

I agree my Californian poppy, I have just checked out my Diablo and it looks just like the picture above. Verd. is right about the white flowers and now the extra benefit of the burnt umber, which looks great at the back of other lighter combinations.

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