• Native Pollinator Plant
  • Low Maintenance Gardens
  • Garden Borders & Focal Points


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Disease Resistant
  • Unique Foliage & Flowers


  • Full Sun
  • 6+ Hours of Direct Sun

Growing Zones:

Ninebark are a fantastic flowering native shrub that attracts bees & butterflies. The plants are growing in popularity due to the unique foliage and flowers combined with low maintenance and being perfect for pollinator friendly gardens.

Why Buy Ninebark Shrubs Online?

Ninebark is in the genus Physocarpus, and is a flowering shrub native to North America. These deciduous shrubs can have several different colors of foliage including gold, red, purple, yellow, and orange. The flowers arrive in late spring with white or pink blooms. The flowers are small clusters that attract pollinators, including bees and butterflies. The flowers turn into red fruit in late summer that attract birds. This plant is perfect for wildlife. The name "ninebark" refers to the peeling bark of older branches, which curl back in strips.

The Best Way To Use Ninebark Bushes

Because this shrub is native to North America, the care is extremely easy. The plants are winter hardy in growing zones 3 to 7. And the shrubs can grow 3 to 8 feet tall and wide. Plant these in a location that gets full sun and well drained soil. Once established, these plants will thrive on their own.

Gardeners grow these plants in mass plantings, in garden planters, as a border or a statement piece. However, the best reason to grow these plants is for wildlife and the attractive beauty for 3 seasons.

  • Great for wildlife including birds & insects

  • Native to North America

  • Beautiful foliage and flowers

  • 3 to 8 feet tall and wide

  • Growing zones 3 to 7

Ninebark Companion Plants

Ninebark are excellent shrubs to plant in nearly any garden, just ensure they are given enough space to grow. Some of our favorite plants to grow with ninebark are lilac, spirea, coneflowers and bee balm.