General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet (.9-1.2 m)
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet (.9-1.2 m)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Other: Dark burgundy-red to maroon
Fruit: Showy
Other: Red papery capsules
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Other: White with a tinge of pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Pollution
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: USPP 22,634 (2012)
Goes Dormant
Parentage: (Monlo x Nanus) x Nanus
Child plants: one child plant

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Trade name information:
Series: First Editions®
Trade Name: Little Devil™
Cultivar name: 'Donna May'
Common names
  • Eastern Ninebark
  • Ninebark

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Location: West rock garden
Date: July 2015
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-06-07
"Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Donna May', 2017, Little Devil Dwarf
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2014-06-02
Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Donna May', Little Devil Dwarf Ninebar
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2017-06-12
Location: Western Washington
Date: 2017-06-12
Location: Meridian, Idaho, United States
Date: 2021-08-20
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-06-07
"Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Donna May', 2017, Little Devil Dwarf
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2014-10-07
"Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Donna May' 2014, Little Devil Dwarf N
Location: Northern Illinois (Zone 5a)
Date: 2014-06-29
Location: West border garden
Date: 2016-05-30
Location: Meridian, Idaho, United States
Date: 2021-08-20
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