**Pre-orders are for local pickup only. We do not ship plants. Please double check your location and ensure you are able to pick up your plants in the spring (available for pickup starting May 11th). Specify pickup date in 'notes' when completing your order.

**This plant is native to Northern Michigan

Growing Requirements:

  • Flourishes in well-drained soil
  • Thrives in full sun to partial shade
  • Tolerant of various soil types, including clay, loam, and sandy soils
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Hardy in USDA zones 3-7


Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) is a versatile deciduous shrub prized for its attractive foliage, showy flowers, and exfoliating bark. Its adaptability to various growing conditions and low maintenance make it a popular choice for landscapes, borders, and naturalized areas. This native plant not only adds beauty to the landscape but also provides habitat for wildlife and contributes to the ecological integrity of outdoor spaces.

Mature Size and Form:

In optimal conditions, Ninebark can reach a height of 6 to 10 feet with a similar spread. Its multi-stemmed growth habit is adorned with ovate leaves and clusters of delicate flowers, followed by ornamental fruit capsules, creating a lovely display of color and texture in the garden.

Benefits to the Local Ecosystem:

Ninebark offers several ecological benefits, enriching the local ecosystem and supporting biodiversity:

  • Wildlife Habitat: The dense growth habit and exfoliating bark of Ninebark provide habitat and nesting sites for birds and small mammals, contributing to habitat diversity and ecological balance in the garden.
  • Pollinator Attraction: The delicate flowers of Ninebark attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, enhancing pollination and promoting biodiversity in the garden.
  • Erosion Control: The fibrous root system of Ninebark helps stabilize soil and prevent erosion on slopes and embankments, making it an excellent choice for erosion-prone areas.
  • Visual Appeal: With its attractive foliage, delicate flowers, and exfoliating bark, Ninebark adds color and texture to landscapes, borders, and naturalized areas, creating a welcoming and inviting outdoor space.
  • Low Maintenance: Once established, Ninebark is relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal watering and care. It's an excellent choice for gardeners seeking a resilient and beautiful plant for a variety of landscape settings.