Physocarpus opulifolius 'Sweet Cherry Tea'


Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Foliage interest all season! Leaves emerge red-orange and change to deep purple. As fall weather cools, leaves turn a burgundy red
  • Pink flowers in spring
  • Compact, upright habit
  • Foliage adds fall interest with hues of red
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Fast Growing
Fast Growing
Great Foliage
Great Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Full Sun
Full Sun

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Thrives in full sun.  Feed yearly with an orgainc fertilizer. Prune for size and shape immediately after bloom in early summer.

Height: 3-4 ft
Spread: 3-4 ft
Price Level 1: $36.99 ea.~#3
Bloom Color: Pink
Zone: 3-7

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Mass Planting
  • Garden
  • Fast Growing
  • Great Foliage
  • Low Maintenance
  • Border or Bed


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Red
  • Burgundy
  • Purple
  • Orange

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Spring Bloomer
  • Fall
  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Songbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Dry Soil
  • Moist, Well-Drained