SHRUB: Physocarpus opulifolius (Ninebark)

Physocarpus opulifolius flower detail in May 2017
Photo © 2018 Elaine Mills

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This drought-tolerant, adaptable shrub is found in open woods, lake shores, stream banks, and rock outcroppings.  Its papery bark continually molts in thin strips, revealing multiple layers of reddish to light brown inner bark.

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