Physocarpus opulifolius 'Little Devil'

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Little Devil’

Ninebark

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Physocarpus opulifolius 'Little Devil'
  • Common name: Ninebark
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Bronze

Green

Purple

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Little Devil’ is a dwarf ninebark, grown for its colourful foliage, which emerges bright red and turns burgundy as it matures. Clusters of pink flowers mature to bright red berries, both of which contrast beautifully with the foliage. 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. 

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For best results grow Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Little Devil’ in moist but well-drained, slightly acidic soil, in sun or partial shade. Avoid chalky soils. Prune back to the base after flowering to encourage colourful new growth. Mulch in autumn with well-rotted compost or manure.

How to grow Physocarpus 'Little Devil'

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    1.2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Physocarpus 'Little Devil' and wildlife

Physocarpus 'Little Devil' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Physocarpus 'Little Devil' poisonous?

Physocarpus 'Little Devil' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People