Physocarpus opulifolius  'Monlo' icon Diabolo™

Physocarpus opulifolius  'Monlo' icon Diabolo™

An exciting selection grown predominately for its attractive dark purple foliage, P. opulifolius ‘Monlo’ Diabolo provides effective colour contrast when planted alone or in mass plantings, hedges or screening and as garden shrub borders.
Categories: Physocarpus
  • Genus

    Physocarpus

  • Species

    opulifolius

  • Variety Type

    Ornamental

  • Variety

    Physocarpus

  • Growth Rate

    Moderate.

  • Foliage

    Three- to five-lobed, dark reddish-purple leaves up to 7 cm long and wide with a crenate margin and a silvery underside. The autumn colour is reddish-purple.

  • Bark

    Greyish-brown, exfoliating in sheets that are cinnamon brown on the inside to reveal light whitish-tan new bark. The younger branches are reddish-brown.

  • Ornamental Fruit

    Inflated follicles.

  • Tree Habit

    Upright, with stiffly recurving branches. A densely rounded shrub when in leaf.

  • Flowers

    White flowers to 8 mm in diameter with a pink blush, borne in 5 cm wide corymbs in late spring that stand out very well against the dark foliage. Purplish-pink when in bud.

  • Height (m)

    3

  • Width (m)

    3