Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Lady in Red’ (‘Tuilad’) PBR Ninebark

Description: A medium sized deciduous shrub with large, attractive, lobed, ruby red leaves toning to a brown-bronze as the season progresses. Produces clusters of pink-white flowers in summer, followed by red autumn berries.

History: Native to eastern north America and introduced in 2000 by Jonathan Tuite, Norfolk.. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Physocarpus Growing Tips: Grows best in acidic, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Prune regularly to encourage colourful new growth.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 2m x 2m


  • Deciduous
  • Flowering month: June
  • Leaf colour: Purple
  • S Size: Small
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Prune after flowering

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