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- Current height: 3-4 feet
- Mature height: 5-8 feet, mound-shaped; 6-10' spread
- Light: Full sun to full shade (prefers some shade in hot climates)
- Soil: Dry to wet
- Landscape uses: Hedge, screen, erosion control on banks
- Deer resistant: No
- Fun fact: The name of this shrub refers to its exfoliating bark that peels away in strips and is said to have nine layers.
Pollinator value: Very high.
Special value to native and honey bees; attracts birds.
This graceful, mound-shaped shrub features clusters of small pink or white, five-petaled flowers in late spring, followed by clusters of reddish fruit. Mature branches have strong visual interest in winter thanks to the exfoliating bark that reveals several layers of reddish to brown inner bark. Able to grow in harsh conditions.