Help with plant identification

Could someone help identify this shrub for me. It's underside is green and the front is a very dark green appearing brown from a distance.The flowers which are not fully out yet appear pink and in clusters.




Many Thanks.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,083

    Have you got a picture of the entire plant?

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
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     Whole plant,


    Thanks again image

  • Lion SLion S Posts: 263

    Looks like Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo' to me.

    Lovely shrub and growing quite fast too!

  • Agree with my hippy californian friend... I have this plant.

  • KEFKEF Posts: 8,915

    No idea but would like one like it with white flowers.image

  • Lion SLion S Posts: 263

    Diabolo does have the white flowers, the reddish haze is there when the seedheads start to form. There's also a golden Physocarpus and one with brownish foliage which I don't like personally but hey, taste is a different matter. They all have white flowers. 

  • I agree my Californian poppy, I have just checked out my Diablo and it looks just like the picture above. Verd. is right about the white flowers and now the extra benefit of the burnt umber, which looks great at the back of other lighter combinations.

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