PlantsNinebarks→Mallow Ninebark (Physocarpus malvaceus)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Physocarpus malvaceus Accepted
Physocarpus pauciflorus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Plant Height: 3 to 8 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: frequently three-lobed; yellow to orange to deep red fall color
Fruit: Dehiscent
Other: inconspicuous dry follicles; opening during dry weather and closing during wet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: round clusters of white flowers
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Other: softwood and hardwood cuttings
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Goes Dormant


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