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Ninebark in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Physocarpus opulifolius

 

Ninebark

A mound-shaped deciduous shrub. It has a height from 1–3m and a spread of up to 2m. It is fast-growing and produces clusters of small white flowers which may be tinged with pink. Small red berries follow in autumn. The pale brown bark of the shrub peels attractively after 5 - 10 years. Insect- and disease-resistant, and drought-tolerant.

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plant Features
  • Ninebark likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Ninebark likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Ninebark is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Ninebark likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Ninebark

Latin name

Physocarpus opulifolius

type

Deciduous trees or shrubs

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Ninebark likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Ninebark is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Ninebark likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Ninebark likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Ninebark is 2.00meters x 3.00meters 2.00 M 3.00 M

Physocarpus opulifolius

A mound-shaped deciduous shrub. It has a height from 1–3m and a spread of up to 2m. It is fast-growing and produces clusters of small white flowers which may be tinged with pink. Small red berries follow in autumn. The pale brown bark of the shrub peels attractively after 5 - 10 years. Insect- and disease-resistant, and drought-tolerant.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant Physocarpus in a fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or semi-shade. Physocarpus plants prefer an acid to neutral soil, but will tolerate more alkaline soils, although may they may become chlorotic in very chalky areas. Incorporate organic matter such as well-rotted manure or compost into the soil prior to planting. Dig a hole twice the width of the pot, and deep enough so that when you place the plant in the hole, the top of the root ball is level with the ground around the hole. Fill in the space around the plant with a planting soil mix (you can buy this where you buy the plant) and press the area down with your foot.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Propagate is by by softwood cuttings in summer or pot up suckers in the autumn.

 
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