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Physocarpus opulifolius

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: dry, moist

Soil Description: neutral, average, loam, clay, gravel/rock

Height: 3'-10'

Bloom Time: May, June

Bloom Color: white, pink

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts birds, hedging plant, rock garden plant, stream margin plant

Physocarpus_opulifolius (common ninebark)
  • Physocarpus_opulifolius (common ninebark)
  • Physocarpus_opulifolius (common ninebark)
  • Physocarpus_opulifolius (common ninebark)
  • Physocarpus_opulifolius (common ninebark)

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Description

Physocarpus opulifolius

Also known as:

common ninebark

,

Atlantic ninebark

,

ninebark

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

The common name ninebark, is attributed to its peeling bark which reveals layers of different colored bark, ranging from reddish to brown.

Cultivation

Easy to grow in average conditions. May be pruned hard.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Endangered: FL

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Rosales
Family Rosaceae Rose family
Genus Physocarpus ninebark
Species Physocarpus opulifolius common ninebark