Growing Ninebarks (Physocarpus)


Few shrubs are as easy to grow as ninebark.

This shrub has attractive foliage with a peeling bark, white cup-shaped flowers.

Photo by: Megan Hansen

This shrub will grow to between 6 to 15 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide. This of course will depend upon the variety that we are choosing.

Ninebark will tolerate a verity of weather conditions and is usually left alone by animal pests.

It does best in USDA Grow Zones 2 to 8 and is drought tolerant and requires little maintenance.

Ninebark is a fast grower and works will for a large privacy hedge.

The flowers will attract birds, bees and butterflies.

Ninebark thrives on slightly acidic soil, full sun light to partial shade, and can tolerate damp to well-drained soil conditions.

Photo by: Cliff Hutson

When planting make sure there is enough room for the ninebark to spread and grow.


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