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Physocarpus opulifoliusPhysocarpus opulifolius

ninebark

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES

Characteristics

Height: 5-12'
Spread: 5-12'
Flowers: May-Jul.; white, pink
Fruit: Jul.-Mar.; orange to red; capsule
Fall color: yellow to purple

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 6.1-8.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy

Habitat

moist thickets, along streams in sand or gravel bars, rocky slopes

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal Beneficial insect *

Notes

papery bark continually molts in thin strips; very drought tolerant; adaptable



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/2011.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004