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Physocarpus capitatus

Pacific Ninebark

This easy to grow shrub is rounded and aggressive growing with trident, maple-like foliage that shows off the terminal clusters of small white flowers with red stamens that bloom in Late May and June. Perfect for borders and hedging, this plant tolerates wet and dry and bird love its cover and seeds

Benefits

Tolerates both wet and dry conditions
Perfect for borders and grouping
Good fall foliage color
Aggressive growing with easy care nature
Birds love the profuse seeds from dried blooms
Excellent plant for bird cover and nesting

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers a naturally-moist area with some room to grow. In the wild it can be found along stream banksor moist woods. Will not tolerate drought. 


Height
10-12 Feet

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Spread
10-12 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8

Native Range

Moist riverbanks from Alaska south into California and east into Idaho

Native Trivia

Native plants provide an ideal environment for butterflies and bees. Without these essential insects, pollination would suffer meaning a less diverse, less healthy ecosystem in both the plant and animal world.


"Birds love the shiny black seeds and I love the cover this water loving shrub provides"

Characteristics & Attributes

Plan Sub Group
Medium to Tall Shrubs
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Sun
Soil
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Dry
Moist
Moist but well-drained
Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Bloom Time
Late Spring / Early Summer
Habitat Collection
Songbird
Wet Sun
Native Habitat
Riparian, wetland
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Green
Uses
Accent
Bog, water garden
Drought tolerant
Erosion control
Hedge, screen
Naturalizes
Native to
California
Idaho
Oregon
Washington