Common Ninebark
Common Ninebark
Common Ninebark
Common Ninebark

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The Physocarpus opulifolius - Common ninebark is a member of the Rosaceae family, a multi-stemmed deciduous flowering shrub with densely arched, re-curved branches, reaching heights between 5 to 12 feet, with a spread from 6 to 12 feet. The bush gets its name from its unique exfoliating bark, which peels back in thin layers as its branches mature. This coarse-textured shrub is a member of the rose family, which also includes hawthorn and spirea, and features yellow, green, or reddish leaves that form an attractive cascading mound. Ninebark flowers in late spring with clusters of white or pink blooms, and it bears red fruit in late summer and autumn, attracting birds.

Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Native to North America

Drought tolerant once established.

White/Pink flowers, non-fragrant

Additional features: Native, Drought Tolerant, Attracts Pollinators, and Attracts Wildlife

This Ninebark ships in a 1 Gallon pot.

Size: Mature size can reach up tp 10'ft tall

Light: Full Sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 2 - 8

Characteristics: Attracts Pollinators

Water & Soil: Tolerates clay and loamy soil

This fast-growing shrub can reach maturity in just one single growing season, especially when started from a 1-gallon nursery pot.

When used in a mixed border, it works well alongside lilac and spirea.

Like many shrubs, ninebark is best planted in the early spring while the bush is still dormant.

Similar to hydrangeas, ninebark blooms on old wood, so make sure to prune only after flowering.

Pruning can be done after flowering season or no later than mid-August, focusing on older, damaged branches.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 2 - 8

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Common Ninebark

The Flora of Virginia lists the habitat of ninebark as, ‚Äú Dry rocky open woodlands, barrens, cliffs, outcrops, rocky river shores and bars, riverside prairies, stream banks, fens, and seepage swamps.‚ÄĚ This explains why Donald Leopold lists ninebark with the shrubs that are ranked ‚Äėtough‚Äô in his Native Plants of the Northeast. The Flora describes ninebark as ‚ÄúFrequent to common in the mountains; infrequent to locally common in the Piedmont; rare in the Coastal Plain.‚ÄĚ That‚Äôs quite a range, and generally speaking, plants that are that widely adapted are among the most forgiving for growing in conservation landscaping at home.

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