Eastern ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Eastern ninebark
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Eastern ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3a
Mature Height Mature Height
4 to 10 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
4 to 10 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Faster
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
Yes
Additional Information Additional Information
upright, spreading, rounded, suckering shrub; 4-10’ tall and wide (depends on cultivar); moderate to fast grower; some cultivars have purple or yellow leaves throughout the season; the cultivar ‘Seward’ (Summer Wine®) has purple leaves and only grows 5-6' tall; the cultivar ‘Monlo’ (Diabolo®) has purple leaves; reddish-brown, exfoliating stems; creamy-white, rounded flowers in late spring; reddish fruit in summer later turning brown; yellow to bronze fall color; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; prefers moist, well-drained soil; drought and urban tolerant; susceptible to fireblight and powdery mildew if grown in shade; do not shear; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 3a

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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