Physocarpus capitatus


Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Adaptable
Water: Moist, Regular
Height X Width: 6' X 8'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



Ninebark grows in northwestern North America from Alaska to central California. It generally grows in shady riparian areas as a spreading thicket of upright branches with dark green, lobed leaves. The leaves are similar to those of currant bushes. They contrast strikingly against the peeling dark red stems. The spring flowers are an umbel of white flowers. Although ninebark thrives with regular water, it also tolerates dry conditions in a shady setting. Full sun is tolerated close to the coast, but shade is needed in inland locations. Winter deciduous.


Deer Resistant: Somewhat
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous