Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Donna May’ LITTLE DEVIL ™

Little Devil ninebark

  • © First Editions®

  • © First Editions®

  • © First Editions®

Outstanding Qualities

A diminutive sensation, growing to only four feet or so at maturity, Little Devil is quite at home in the smaller garden and, although of a petite stature, it retains the same rugged disposition as other ninebarks. An added bonus is the burgundy foliage during the growing season and maroon-infused white flowers in early summer.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: shrub

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 3 ft. 0 in. (0.91 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 to 7

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light shade

Water Requirements: drought tolerant

Seasonal Interest: colorful spring and summer foliage with flowers in early summer

Wildlife Associations: bees

Culture Notes
This shrub grows well in a wide range of soil types as long as the drainage is good. Drought tolerant after established. Plant in full sun for best growth but it will tolerate light shade. Generally pest and disease free.
Geek Notes
Bred by Dr. David Zlesak and introduced by Bailey Nurseries through it First Editions® line of plants.