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Physocarpus capitatus

Pacific Ninebark
Rosaceae
Deciduous, Shrubs

PHYSOCARPUS

Ninebarks are so named because of their peeling bark, which is many layers deep. These deciduous shrubs resemble spirea and are closely related to it, bearing round clusters of tiny white or pinkish flowers in spring or early summer. All have medium green leaves with lobed edges. Prune plants as needed after bloom; rejuvenate by cutting old stems to the ground.

Physocarpus capitatus

Native to the mountains of western North America. Grows to 5–100 ft. tall and wide, with dense clusters of white flowers. Clustered buds are as attractive as the opened blossoms.

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