Audubon® Native Ninebark

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SKU
10004530

The National Audubon Society presents a new line of native plants and trees that helps birds and wildlife thrive in your area! The Audubon® Native Ninebark Bush (Physocarpus opulifolius) is well known for its superior bark, the exfoliating texture reveals multiple layers of bark with reddish-brown hues give this shrub its name.

It has an upright, spreading habit with a mounded shape, these fantastic Wildlife Shrub, are incredibly ornamental. With white fluffy flowers calling pollinators from far and wide. The textured, pleated and toothy foliage grows densely for nesting and cover, and several species of birds enjoy the day seeds.

As autumn is ushered in, the foliage turns yellow and dangling clusters of red capsules develop in summer, persisting until fall. Beneficial caterpillar Host Plants, the larvae Ninebark attract, become food for songbirds and their chicks! Local and migratory birds return for the seeds, while you enjoy the fantastic fall color and winter interest.

Planting and Application:

Ninebark Bushes are vital nectar and pollen resources for native bees and butterflies. Dense shelter and cover for birds and wildlife, Ninebark are ideal hedges and property definition! Create groupings or rows for privacy and screening birds love!

Ninebarks' ornamental qualities make them fabulous specimens and garden accents! The flowers, foliage and seed pods look lovely in botanical arrangements. Plus these are great for erosion control, or for areas where conditions aren't conducive to less hardy plantings, hard-to-mow slopes and hillsides.

  • Fluffy White Flowers for Pollinators
  • Exfoliating Bark & Seed Pods & 4 Season Interest
  • Textured Foliage & Great Fall Color
  • Hosts- Spring Azure, Ninebark Pigmy & White Spring Moth & Unicorn Caterpillar
  • Attracts or Feeds Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Wrens, Sparrows, Thrushes, Orioles, Finches, Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Vireos & Wood Warblers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Ninebark Shrubs can be good-sized and easily pruned smaller as needed. Growing in zone 2-7, their native habit is moist, well-drained soils along streams and rocky slopes.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Adaptable to Most Soils - Wet or Dry
  • Mulch Well
  • Prune When Dormant
  • No Significant Pests or Diseases

Highly ornamental Audubon® Native Ninebark Bush amazes with four-season interest, color and bountiful wildlife! Order native bird-friendly plants from NatureHills.com today before they're gone!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native Ninebark Is Suited to Grow in Zones 2-7
Growing Zones 2-7
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Physocarpus opulifolius
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Adaptable to Most Soils
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No