Physocarpus opulifolius

Ninebark

Ninebark is a tough native shrub that prefers moist, well-drained soil and full sun. Its exfoliating bark (mature branches) peels in strips to reveal several layers of reddish to light brown inner bark hence the common name of Ninebark. It produces clusters of white fluffy flowers in spring, followed by nut-like brown seed clusters. It is a fast-growing shrub, excellent for providing a visual screen with its long, drooping branches and maple-like leaves.

Height: 7-10 feet

Sun Requirements: Does best in full sun but can tolerate partial shade

Water Requirements: Well drained soils

Flowers: White fluffy flowers in June/July

Attracts: Bees, birds, rabbits & other interesting insects

Special Tolerances: Drought, Juglones/Walnuts and is an erosion control species