Pacific Ninebark for rain gardens
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Pacific Ninebark

(Physocarpus capitatus)

Named for the way it sheds its outer bark in strips to reveal multicolored inner layers, this native shrub of the northwest U.S. also has flowers that look like single roses in spring and interesting red seed pods in fall. White flowers.

Zone: 1 or 2; Hardy to –20 degrees F

Height: up to 8 feet.

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