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