Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Red Baron’
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Mature Size: 6′ high x 5′ wide
Shrub Form: Upright, spreading
Foliage Color: Deep burgundy
Flowering Time: Late Spring
Growth Rate: Moderate
Uses: Low hedge, screen, mass planting, specimen
Description: An upright spreading shrub with clusters of small pinkish-white flowers, peeling bark, and deep burgundy foliage. A dramatic low hedge, screen or specimen shrub.
Ornamental Features: Foliage emerges dark red in the spring ageing to a deep burgundy then turns purple in the fall. Clusters of small pinkish-white flowers emerge from pink buds in late spring and give way to red fruit. Exfoliating bark on mature branches adds winter interest.
Landscape Attributes: Dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright rounded habit of growth. Low maintenance; can be pruned anytime. Deer and rabbit resistant. Drought tolerant. A great choice for attracting birds and butterflies to your yard.