I know .. this doesn't look like much of an interesting shrub right now. It is just beginning to leaf out. I had an overpowering all out LOVE affair with Ninebark last year. My obsession was "Coppertina" .. I read about it in the previous year (some what like my sambucus obsession .. Black Beauty .. Black Lace .. Sutherland Gold .. ) I was in love with Coppertina and could NOT find it here for ages .. so .. Summer Wine was my object of passion that came late in the year with a huge WOW over the handsome dark purple colour the foliage took .. it was GORGEOUS ! .. then by chance last Spring I did find Centerglow Ninebark and remembered some one saying it was the object of their desire .. how easily influenced am I ? .. Done deal ! took that baby home and planted it in the front garden ... then after all that loving had gone on .. what do I find ? Coppertina finally .. plunk .. in my plantmobile and home to the front garden once more ..
Thank goodness I was able to find this years obsession so quickly .. Pinky Winky hydrangea .. heaven knows how many different hydrangea I would have come home with if I didn't find that lovely this fast ? ... hubby breaths a huge sigh of relief on that one !!