Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) in the Ninebarks Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Physocarpus opulifolius Accepted
Physocarpus opulifolius var. opulifolius Synonym
Physocarpus stellatus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 5 to 8 feet (1.5-2.4 m)
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet (1.2-1.8 m)
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Erosion control

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Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 1, 2014 9:03 PM

According to NPIN, Physocarpus opulifolius (Ninebark) has special value to native and honey bees, and attracts birds with its fruit pods.

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