Common or Eastern Ninebark - Physocarpus opulifolius.
This native shrub is gaining in popularity in landscapes. It sports white flowers in late spring/early summer, nice color in the fall, and winter interest with its peeling bark. Flowers are attractive nectar sources for butterflies and other pollinators and are followed by dark red seed clusters that are attractive to birds.
Ninebarks have a graceful, upright, arching shape and can grow to 10-12’. Basically low maintenance, they tolerate a wide range of growing conditions, are cold and drought tolerant, and can work well for privacy screening.
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