Ninebark

$8.00 + Tax

$8.00 + Tax

Description

Physocarpus opulifolius, otherwise known as Common Ninebark, is a perennial deciduous shrub native to Michigan and the UP.  This 6-to-9-foot shrub has nicely textured, bright green leaves and lovely pink buds which open to white flowers in June. The unique feature of this shrub is its naturally textured bark. The bark turns into fluttery strips that curl like the number 9 as the branch ages, giving the plant its name and providing a lot of garden texture and winter interest. Ninebark is very versatile, handling sun or part shade, sand or clay, compacted or loose soils, dry or wet, drought or flood. In the UP, it is most common in rocky areas or near rivers, or even on sandy shores. It can be used to control erosion on slopes or banks, but it is usually grown as an ornamental. A quart will include 1 individual plant.