James H. Miller & Ted Bodner, Southern Weed Science Society, Bugwood.org
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Ninebark – 12-24″

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Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) is a small, mounding shrub that grows quickly and supports a variety of birds, moths and butterflies. Ninebark got its name from its peeling bark, which some have said has nine layers. The ability of ninebark to grow in harsh conditions makes it especially suitable for erosion control on banks.

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Product Description

Overview

  • Seedling Size:   12-24″
  • Seedling Age:   2-0
  • Mature Height:   5 – 8 feet
  • Mature Width:   4 – 6 feet
  • Soil Type:    Acidic, clay, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained soils
  • Moisture:   Dry, moderate or moist
  • Sun:   Full sun or partial shade
  • Growth Rate:   Medium to Fast

Key Characteristics of Ninebark

  • Whiteish pink flower clusters bloom June-July.
  • Ninebark has interesting peeling texture, from which ninebark gets its name.
  • Alternate deciduous leaves are 1 to 3 inches long.
  • Seeds appear in August-September and persist into winter.

Visitors Attracted to Ninebark

  • American robin (Turdus migratorius)
  • Saddleback caterpillar (Sibine stimulea)
  • Spiny slugmoth (Euclea delphinii)

Help Control Invasives!

Ninebark makes a great alternative to invasive honeysuckle species (Lonicera spp.), which can reduce tree and shrub regeneration and decrease overall plant diversity.

Image Credits 

  • Ninebark – James H. Miller & Ted Bodner, Southern Weed Science Society, Bugwood.org
  • Ninebark Flowers – Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org
  • Ninebark Flowers – Rob Routledge, Sault College, Bugwood.org
  • Ninebark Twig & Flowers – James H. Miller & Ted Bodner, Southern Weed Science Society, Bugwood.org