Pacific Ninebark can tolerate dry conditions, but grows best in moist areas making it a great choice for rain gardens that are often dry in the summers, but wet throughout fall and winter. Its root system and large thicket forming nature can provide excellent stability for erosion control. Ninebark is great at attracting pollinators due to its large size and prolific small cluster flowers, that allow bees and butterflies to efficiently move form flower to flower.
Pacific Ninebark - Physocarpus capitatus
Size: 8-12' ft tall & wide
Growing Conditions: Full to Part Sun, Dry to Moist Soils
Features: Small clustered white flowers that bloom May through June. Attracts pollinators. Erosion control
Natural Habitat: Swamps, wet wooded areas
Companion Plants: Vine Maple, Red Twig Dogwood, Salal, Slough Sedge