Fireside® First Edition

We selected this new ninebark because of the stunning foliage. Reddish new growth matures to deep red-purple foliage that holds its color reliably all summer, which we have witnessed in our trials in Georgia and other test sites. Add to that, Fireside™ doesn’t show any signs of powdery mildew in the field or in production. The leaf size is intermediate; bigger than Little Devil™ but smaller than Diabolo®. Pinkish-white flowers bloom in spring and foliage turns deep purple in fall. The plant habit is tidier than other Physocarpus with a rounded, upright shape.

Height: 5-7′
Spread: 4-6′
Shape: Upright, rounded
Exposure: Full Sun
Foliage: Deep red to purple
Fall Foliage: Deep purple
Zone: 3-7


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