Zone: 2 to 8
Soil: Sand to clay
Light: Full sun to part sun
Bloom colour: White
Bloom period: Late spring/ Early summer
Height: 5 to 8 feet
Moisture: Average to moist
Attracts: Bees and other insects
Notes: Ninebark is a fairly common garden shrub that is attractive while in flower and good for wildlife. It is native to Ontario and most of the eastern half of North America. It is generally found close to water but it is a versatile plant that can be grown in a wide range of conditions.
This shrub flowers for a few weeks in June and is ladened with domed clusters of flowers that bees really like. When not in flower, this shrub will go unnoticed unless you buy some of the cultivars that have been bred to make the leaves more interesting.
The buds form on new wood so any pruning should be done immediately after flowering. The seeds that form are eaten by birds in August.