Physocarpus opulifolius
(ninebark)
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Category: Shrubs and Small Trees

Photo Credits: Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional Species:

‘Monlo’ (Diablo), ‘Summer Wine,’ ‘Copper Glow,’ and ‘Coppertina’ all have various shades of deep wine-red or red-copper foliage and are less prone to suckering than the speces; ‘Nanus’ is dwarf

Height: 4 – 6 feet


Spread:  6 feet


Location: Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Fruit: reddish seed capsule clusters late summer into fall


Comments & Cautions:
very hardy and deep-rooted; can be rejuvenated by cutting to ground


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average or Dry

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
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Plant Form

rounded to vase-shaped, and broadly spreading with exfoliating bark; species has rather coarse appearance

Foliage

dull green leaves with large marginal teeth; medium texture

Flowers

small white to pink flowers in flat clusters; May-June

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