Common Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)


Older stems peel in many shades of brown giving the plant its namesake. It has beautiful white blossoms in June and its branches and foliage provide shelter and cover for many types of birds.

Plants are currently being sold in gallon-sized recycled plastic pots that were donated to our nursery by community members.

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Why are We Planting This?

Ecological Gifts
Flowers enjoyed by pollinators. Host plant for some insects, including various moths and the ninebark beetle.

Read more about the ethnobotany of this plant and its history of medicinal uses at the fully-referenced Plants for a Future and the Native American Ethnobotany Database.

Additional information

Special Features

Good for Wild Birds, Pollinator Favorites


Full, Partial


Average, Wet



Bloom Color


Bloom Time

June, May

Native Plant Category

Trees, Shrubs, and Vines