Physocarpus capitatus

  • Physocarpus capitatus  western nine bark
western nine bark

Named for its layers of peeling bark this deciduous shrub is particularly attractive when it leafs out in the spring with vibrant, light green leaves. Next come many round clusters of tiny white flowers.  Growing 6 to 8 feet round, this shrub fits well in the wild garden or open woodland.  Not fussy about light or soil, average to low water.