I put in the new ninebark from Warner's at the back edge of the Drive By garden. I actually took out the struggling Picea omorika I had planted in 2011, and put the ninebark in its place.
The little Serbian spruce looked good all last year but when the heat hit in July it started dropping needles and continued to lose them, even when well watered.
|Last year, when it looked good|
So now there is a dark leaved Physocarpus 'Summer Wine' there. It is supposed to be smaller and compact, compared to the typical ninebark. And more upright, all good attributes for the back edge of this garden.
|photo from Missouri Botanical Garden|
|photo from Natureworks|