- Height: 5-8 feet, mound-shaped; 6-10' spread
- Light: Full sun to light shade
- Soil: Dry to medium
- Bloom: Early summer pink opening to white
- Foliage: Yellow fall
- Fruit: Reddish, fall
- Bark: Exfoliating
- Landscape uses: Hedge, screen, erosion control on banks
- Resistance: Drought, wet, wind
- Fun fact: The name of this shrub refers to its exfoliating bark that peels away in strips and is said to have nine layers.
- More information and native range here
Pollinator value: Very high. Larval host to the Bluish Spring and dozens of other moth species. Special value to native and honey bees; attracts birds.
This arching, branching shrub likes elbow room as it flings its arms about. It features clusters of small pink or white, five-petaled flowers in late spring, followed by reddish late-summer fruit. Mature branches have exfoliating bark providing strong visual interest in winter.
Able to grow in harsh conditions including sun, drought, wet and wind. Can be cut to the ground in winter to encourage new stems.