Physocarpus opulifolius – Ninebark
A wonderful, hardy shrub that fits well in many gardens and landscapes. Drought tolerant. Mass in shrub borders, effective as hedge, screen or for erosion control on banks. Able to grow in harsh conditions. Attracts birds and pollinators.
Height : 5-10 feet Spread : 5-10 feet
Light : Full sun to part shade Water : Dry to moist
Soil : Sand, loam, clay Zone : 2-8
Leaves : Leaves are a lush green in summer. Fall color is yellowish to bronze
Stem : Bark peeling in long papery sheets on older stems, rich brown inner bark. Young stems shiny red-brown
Flower : Attractive white to pinkish flowers in May-June
Fruit : Reddish-brown fruit in September-October
Habit : Upright-spreading deciduous shrub with long, curving branches and dense foliage.
Key Pollinators : Mining bees
Pollinator Food Source: Nectar & pollen
Larval Host Plant : Various species