Pacific Ninebark

Physocarpus capitatus
  • Description: Deciduous shrub with shedding bark up to 4m tall. Leaves have 3-5 toothed lobes and are shiny green; flowers are white in conspicuous rounded clusters.
  • Habitat: Wet open areas, streambanks, coastal bluffs, and wet-meadows.
  • Pairs with: Salmonberry, fringecups, perfumecurrant, osoberry, and elderberry.
  • Fun Fact: The name ‘ninebark’ refers to the shedding bark, which comes off inlayer after layer. This is a beautiful plant for a wet site.

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