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Physocarpus opulifolius /Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius  / Physocarpus opulifolius
Foliage and flowers
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Foliage and flowers

Fresh yellow-green foliage

Foliage growing around the trunk of a ninebark tree

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Scientific Name: Physocarpus opulifolius
Common Name: Ninebark
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Prune in spring as soon as blooming is complete. May cut to ground level in winter to revitalize them. In growth habit,flower color and time, it reminds one of spirea. The bark peels from the older branches revealing several layers of light brown to reddish bark, thus its name "Ninebark."