However .. to come to the point !
Summer Wine Ninebark .. how do I rate it as a shrub ? .. I LOVE IT !!! .. this is the one that hasn't had problems with powdery mildew .. the colour it changes to in the Autumn is AWESOME .. just look at these pictures !
All summer it kept its very dark hue as it was .. but to come to this burgundy conclusion is always a delight to me .. I would recommend this shrub to everyone ! : )
Yes .. it does have a few spots but it isn't a problem .. we have had temperature swings to shock it with .. I have to cut it a bit of slack when it comes to that .. it is still so beautiful !
I moved "Dream Catcher" Kolkwitzia close to Summer Wine .. hoping that when DC grows up it will show off it's own amazing colours in contrast to SW .. I see things in my gardener's mind's eye and cross my fingers that such marriages do work out with a little time and effort ? ..