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Choose 'Diablo' ninebark to have some purple accents in your yard.
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  • Latin Name: Physocarpus opulifolius
  • Other Common Names:Eastern ninebark, common ninebark, Atlantic ninebark
  • Native to: North America
  • USDA Zones: 2-8
  • Height: 5-10' tall
  • Exposure: Full sun to part shade
  • Growing profile for the ninebark
  • Trees and Shrubs With Purple Leaves
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If you need a carefree shrub for your urban landscape, choose the ninebark. In addition to handling drought, it can also tolerate cold temperatures and acidic or alkaline soils. It has few problems and the only significant ones are browsing deer, powdery mildew and aphids.

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