Scientific Name: Physocarpus capitatus Form: Round
Common Name:ninebark, common ninebark Texture:Medium
Family Name:RosaceaeHabit: Arching, Upright, Dense, Twiggy, Spreading
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):3 - 5m x 3 - 4m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Pubescent, Ovate, Double serrate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Corymb, (Floriferous), White, May- Jun
Fruit: Follicle, Aggregate fruit, Brown, Jul- Aug, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Bog, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Filler, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Screening, Spring interest, Wetland - bogs, Wildlife food, Woodland margin
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.