Pacific Ninebark


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Physocarpus capitatus

Size/Zone: BR 12 – 18″

Sun: Full sun, can tolerate sun or some shade, or full shade

Soil Conditions: Moist soils along wetlands

Special Uses:  Birds

Large spreading, attractive shrub with rounded clusters of white flowers. Maple like leaves, thin shredded bark.

Habitat Notes: Prefers moist, but well drained sites along streambanks.  Can take full sun exposure well. One of the hardiest shrubs in the county. A riparian “workhorse”.

ID Notes:  Maple like leaves. Orange peeling bark as the shrub matures. White flower clusters in early summer turning to clusters of red fruit in late summer.


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Height at 20 yrs. 10 ft. Deer Browse Low
Mature Height  10 ft. Wildlife Value   Moderate
Growth Rate Rapid Timber Value   N/A
Lifespan Long Resprout Ability  Yes
Moisture Use Low Hardiness  High
Drought Tolerance Low-Moderate  
Sun Tolerance High  

USDA Plant Database

Wildflower Native Plant Database

Photo Credits: The Wild Garden,