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Pacific ninebark

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Physocarpus capitatus

Deciduous Shrub

Height: 13 ft.

Availability: Medium

Growing ease: High

Moisture req.: moist - wet

Exposure req.: sun - shade


Plant description:

Attractive white dome shaped flower clusters. Tough shrub that handles a wide range of conditions. Although often thought of as a wetland plant, it is drought tolerant. Good browse for wildlife.

Keywords: birds, broad, drought tolerant, fire-resistant , upright, white

Articles that mention this plant: Guidance for Shoreline Plantings

Plans that use this plant:Wet, part shade, Wet, sunny