- Seedling Size: 12-24″
- Seedling Age: 2-0
- Mature Height: 5 – 8 feet
- Mature Width: 4 – 6 feet
- Soil Type: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Sandy
- Moisture: Dry, Moderate, Moist
- Sun: Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Growth Rate: Medium, 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
Help Control Invasives!
Ninebark makes a great alternative to invasive honeysuckle species (Lonicera spp.), which replace native plants in high quality natural areas, which in turn reduces critical food resources for birds, butterflies, and other wild creatures. Invasive honeysuckles in particular affect native ecosystems by throwing off the balance. While their flowers do provide nectar to birds and pollinating insects and the berries are food for birds and small mammals, the foliage is unpalatable to most native insects. Songbirds especially rely on insects to feed for their young to survive the growing season (click here for more info).