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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Center Glow'

This genus of fewer than a dozen shrubs is grown for its peeling bark, attractive leaves, and cup-shaped white flowers. Some ninebarks are native to North America. Use them as a hedge or screen, in a shrub border, or in a naturalized planting.

Noteworthy Characteristics

CareProvide full sun or partial shade and acidic, rich, moist but well-drained soil.

PropagationStart seeds indoors in spring or fall, or take cuttings in summer.

ProblemsRelatively problem-free, but leaf spots, fireblight, powdery mildew, and witches' broom sometimes occur.

Species and cultivars

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