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Physocarpus capitatus

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Physocarpus capitatus
Physocarpus capitatus

Species Name: Physocarpus capitatus
Common Name: Ninebark

Perfect shrub for a moist shady. Bright green lobed leaves are similar to currants or gooseberries. White flowers are followed by red fruit. Does best with regular water, but will tolerate some drought.

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 6-8' H x 6-8' W
Growth Habit: Upright, then rounded
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Light shade to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 0 degrees
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Throughout the California Floristic Province
Natural Habitat: Moist banks, northfacing slopes, coniferous forests


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