Ninebark- 'Sweet Cherry Tea' (Physocarpus op.)
- 4 ft wide x 4 ft tall
- Full sun
- Average, moist soil
- Zone 3
Has fine delicate leaves which emerge reddish orange and rapidly mature to deep purple. The flowers have dark pink buds which open to profuse pink clusters in June. The first heavy flowering period leads to the production of rather showy red fruit which feeds small birds. Fall color is shades of red and burgundy, and older plants have an interesting exfoliating bark.