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Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Physocarpus opulifolius

Flower Description:

Deciduous shrub with ornamental white flowers May to June. Plant several of these as a privacy screen along your property line. Great for erosion control or for areas where conditions aren’t conducive to less hardy plantings.

Season BloomMay-June
HabitatMound-shaped, diciduous shrub, offers spiraea-like flowers, attractive and persistent fruit pods, arching branches, yellow fall color and exfoliating bark. Can handle full sun or shade. Often used on river banks. Special value to Native Bees and Honey Bees. Attracts birds.
Leaf DescriptionMedium green color in summer, their leaves change to a vibrant color in the fall with fruit ripening in September to October, and the unique exfoliating bark is attractive in the winter months.
Soil Type All Types
Light Source Shade, Partial Shade, Sun