General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 2 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Mountain Ninebark
  • Colorado Ninebark
  • Low Ninebark
  • Rocky Mountain Ninebark
  • Ninebark

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  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 8, 2019 11:15 AM concerning plant:
    This Ninebark is native to the western USA in the Rocky Mountains from Montana into New Mexico to Arizona & Nevada to South Dakota in well-drained canyon bottoms and mountain slopes, often in a mixed shrub community or with a coniferous forest community. It is a low shrub about 2 to 4 feet high; its small leaves get to about 1.5 inches long and are three-lobed and develop a good orange to red fall color. It is sold by western nurseries as a low shrub or hedge. Hinsdale Nurseries in Hinsdale, Illinois offer this species as 2' & 3' & 4' balled and burlapped plants.

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