Physocarpus opulifolius (L.) Maxim.
Atlantic ninebark, Common ninebark
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
A 3-10 ft., mound-shaped, deciduous shrub,
atlantic ninebark offers spiraea-like flowers, attractive and persistent fruit
pods, arching branches, yellow fall color, and exfoliating bark.
Atlantic Ninebark is fast-growing, insect and disease resistant, and drought-tolerant.
Image Gallery: 9 photo(s) available
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf:
Green Autumn Foliage:
Red, Brown Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun
AL , AR , CO , CT , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , IA , KS , KY , ME , MD , MA , MI , MN , MO , NE , NH , NJ , NY , NC , ND , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , VT , VA , WV , WI , DC Canada: ON
, QC Native Distribution:
NY to MN & SD, s. to FL, AR & KS; an escape
northeastward Native Habitat:
Stream banks; rocky hillsides; woodland edges USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet , Moist , Dry
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Clay, Loam
Conditions Comments: Common ninebark is fast-growing, insect & disease resistant, and drought-tolerant.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes