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Scientific Name: Physocarpus capitatus
Pronunciation: fizz-oh-KAR-pus kap-ih-TAY-tuss
Common Name: ninebark, common ninebark
Family Name: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Multi-stemmed shrub; leaves 6 cm, 3-lobed, serrate, similar to currant leaves but with small stipules; inflorescence a corymb of usually white florets to 1 cm from pinkish buds. Winter ID: buds alternate; bark severely exfoliating.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Arching, Dense, Spreading, Twiggy, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:3 - 5m
Spread:3 - 4m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Bog, Humus rich
Water Use: Wetlands
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Filler, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Screening, Spring interest, Wetland - bogs, Wildlife food, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Dark-green, Green-yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Double serrate, Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Corymb
Flower Morphology:
Number of Petals:5
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun
Additional Info: Several simple pistils

Fruit Type: Follicle, Aggregate fruit
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug
Additional Info: Not showy, Persistent

Bark Morphology: Showy, Papery, Exfoliating, Multi-stem trunk
Bark or Stem Colour: Tan, Brown, Dark brown

Propagation: Seed, Softwood cuttings, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Drought resistant )
(FSC) Far South Campus
(JPL) Juglans PLanting : 165
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