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Physocarpus malvaceus

Mallow Ninebark, Ninebark

Community: Foothill

Brief Description

All-around hardy shrub with fall color and winter interest.

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  • Versatile Landscape Shrub
  • Fall Color Display
  • Appealing Mounded Shape
  • Drought Tolerant

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Availability: Temporarily sold out. New inventory is made available in the spring and fall of each year.

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Plant Description and Details

Versatile Ninebark offers an attractive rounded structure to landscape designs. Miniature maple-like leaves turn a rosey brown or muted red after the first frost. This shrub's older stem bark tends to shred and peel - hence the name, Ninebark. It's amodest and hardy shrub. Good for addressing erosion control concerns and cover for small wildlife. Small white blooms cluster in early summer, followed by 2" sprays of brown seed husks that persist through the winter.

Common Names Mallow Ninebark, Ninebark
Community Foothill
Annual Water Needs 15-20 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Canyons, hillsides, open forests and grasslands east of the Cascade range.
Native States ID, MT, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun - Shade
Soil Preference Well Drained
Placement Drier spot, background shrub, fall foliage interest, wildlife thicket
Mature Height 4 - 6 ft.
Mature Width 5 ft.
Group Spacing 6-12 ft.
Blossom Color White
Blooms Early Summer
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 3-4 times deeply the first summer.
Maintenance Tips Easy care. May form clumps/thickets over the years.
Wildlife Notes Browse and bird cover.
Plants Symbol PHMA5
Family Name Rosaceae
Lewis & Clark No

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