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Ninebark shrub

Ninebark shrub

Ninebark shrub

Not a real plant, it is a small-scale open world fantasy adventure game set in a beautiful medieval world.Common ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) is a versatile deciduous flowering shrub widely used in landscaping. It gets its name from the unique exfoliating bark, which peels back in thin layers as the branches mature. Ninebark is a somewhat coarse-textured shrub that features yellow, green, or reddish leaves that form an attractive cascading mound. It flowers in late spring with clusters of white or pink blooms, and it bears red fruit in late summer and autumn that often attracts birds.In landscaping, ninebark is used for specimen planting, foundation planting, hedges, screens, and to prevent erosion on slopes. Many cultivars are available. It's important to give a ninebark shrub enough space, as well as regular pruning, so its arching branch pattern can be fully appreciated. When used in a mixed shrub border, it works well with lilac and spirea.

Ninebark

Ninebark is available in many sizes, with a mature height ranging from 5 to 10 feet with a spread of 6 to 8 feet. There are also dwarf varieties that reach only around 3 to 4 feet in height and spread. Like many shrubs, ninebark is best planted in the early spring while the plant is still dormant. Most people plant them from potted nursery specimens, but you can also buy bare-root or ball-and-burlap plants. Ninebark is a fast-growing shrub; when planted from a 1-gallon nursery pot, it can achieve its full size in just a single growing season.Planting requirements for ninebark are similar to any woody landscape shrub. Dig a hole as deep as the nursery container and twice as wide. Plant the shrub so the top of the root ball is exactly at ground level, the fill in around the root ball with soil, making sure there are no air pockets. Poor soil can be amended with organic material before filling in the hole. Water thoroughly after planting.

When secured in place, the buried portion will send out roots from nodes on the branch. Once the branch has developed ample roots (it can take a full growing season), it can be snipped free of the mother plant and the rooted cutting can be dug up to replant elsewhere.Ninebark shrubs are native to North America. Ninebarks are deciduous shrubs and are botanically known as Physocarpus. The ninebark shrubs are very hardy plants and they do best in full sun or very light shade. Ninebarks are a four season shrub. They flower nicely in the spring, they have colorful foliage in the summer, they have nice vibrant fall color, and the exfoliating bark is attractive in a winter setting. Ninebark is medium sized shrub, 8 to 10 feet tall and about that wide, and they are multi-stemmed. Ninebark adapts to most soils and is easy to grow and care for. Soils that are little acidic is preferred. When established, ninebarks are drought tolerant and long lived. (Source: www.naturehills.com)

 

 

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