Regular price $6.00

Physocarpus opulifolius

Few shrubs are easier to grow than ninebark. This North American native tolerates an array of weather conditions and is largely left alone by animal pests. Newer selections bear foliage in bold shades of purple and gold. It may suffer from powdery mildew, especially during extended periods of wet weather but is otherwise virtually carefree. The common name comes from the bark, which continually molts in thin strips, exposing a new layer of bark, as if it had “nine lives”.

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Growth Rate Fast
Mature Size Up to 8 ft tall, 4-6 ft spread
Soil Moist soils but very adaptable
Light Full sun to shade
Leaves Alternate, simple leaves 1-4 inches long with shallow, palmate-veined lobes
Flower & Fruit White to pink flowers in May to July, are showy with a fragrant smell produced in rounded clusters; Fruit is void, shiny and red at maturity with papery but firm walls
Benefits Makes an excellent large, informal hedge due to its fast growth.

Fall Sale 2020, all orders will be shipped directly to customer with a 30% shipping charge due to covid-19 concerns

The information below ONLY APPLIES to Spring Sales

Please note that trees, shrubs, packets, and products will not be delivered by mail. Your order will be batched together and made available for pickup at a specified and location.

During Checkout please choose one of the the following locations and dates:

  • April 10 & 11 at the Sanilac County Fairgrounds
    • 171 Dawson St., Sandusky, MI
  • April 17 & 18 at the Goodells County Park- Exhibit Barns.
    • Goodells, MI (Use the M-21 entrance at the north end of the park)
  • April 21 & 22 at the Armada Fairgrounds
    • 74280 Fair St., Armada, MI
  • April 24 & 25 at Sterling Heights Dodge Park
    • Farmer's Market Pavilion, 40629 Utica Rd Sterling Heights, MI 48313

    Trees/Plants are primarily sold as Bare Root Stock. District Liability ceases when orders are picked up. Seller is not liable for improper handling or planting of plants after consumer has possession. The Blue Water CD is not liable nor guarantees survivability.