Common Name : ninebark 'Red Baron'Family : RosaceaeType : ShrubHabit : ErectHeight : 1.5-2.5 metresSpread : 1-1.5 metresFlower colour : WhiteFlowering from : Mayto JulyFoliage : DeciduousFoliage colour : BronzeHardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / NeutralSeason of interest : Summer - Autumn
Ninebark is a low-maintenance deciduous shrub which is available in several varieties offering several leaf colours and shapes. ‘Red Baron’ is a non-patented (in 2011) variety of common ninebark with deep burgundy red or almost black-red 3-lobed leaves, which appear early in the spring. They have more tones of red as opposed to their parent variety ‘Diabolo’ from it was found as a selection and called ‘Red Baron’ later. Profusion of pinkish white clusters of tiny flowers come out in late May and June, and are followed by carmine red fruit that look like small precious stones, and persist on the shrub until autumn. It grows strictly upright when young, forming a wide V-shape, and bending its older branches later for a somewhat pendent appearance but still remaining reasonably compact compared to ‘Diabolo’ variety.