Decorative Exfoliating Bark
Common Ninebark is a deciduous shrub with ornamental flowers. Plant several of these as a privacy screen along your property line. These are also great for erosion control or for areas where conditions aren’t conducive to less hardy plantings.
Your Common Ninebark is best known for its superior bark. On mature branches, the exfoliating nature of this shrub reveals what appear to be multiple layers of bark with reddish-brown hues (thus this shrub’s name of “ninebark”).
In late spring, 2-inch clusters of 5-peteled, pink-hued, white flowers appear. As the season progresses, the 4-inch long, lobed leaves will fill out your Ninebark, giving it a healthy, vibrant appearance for your yard. As autumn is ushered in, the foliage will turn yellow for some additional fall color.
Dangling clusters of red capsules develop in summer, later ripening in fall. Your wildlife will thank you for this useful shrub, as pollinators value the flowers, and several species of birds enjoy the fruit.
Common Ninebark will grow to 8 feet high with a 6-foot spread. It has an upright, spreading habit with a mounded nature. There are no significant insect or disease issues with Common Ninebark and it tolerates both wet and dry soils. In fact, its native habit is usually moist, well-drained soils along streams and rocky slopes.
Ninebark will thrive in full sun to part shade and you’ll find it to be relatively adaptable to your needs.
For a fast-growing shrub that provides year-round interest, Common Ninebark is hard to beat.
* Attractive, exfoliating bark
* Flowers and fruit
* Autumn color
* Wildlife interest
* Thrives in moist to wet soils
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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Physocarpus opulifolius|
|Mature Height||6 - 8 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 5 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|