Ninebark

  • Ninebark
  • Ninebark

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    Nine Bark Hydrangea

    Posted by Emily Stevens on Jan 26, 2022

    Such a lovely sight when it gracefully blooms in full. A good accent with other hydrangea

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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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Description

Ninebark is a family of plants that includes wild hydrangeas.

 Nine Bark shrub is a small, mound-shaped, densely multi-stemmed shrub that grows 3-6 feet tall. At maturity, it is often more expansive than it is tall.

This group includes small to ample vegetation and woody vines as well. The delicious fake orange is one of several common ornamental shrubs in the family.

In older manuals and references, this plant is categorized as a member of the Saxifragaceae, or Saxifrage family.

Nine Bark is a popular deciduous hardy shrub with some climbing variations.

The deciduous shrub's prominent landscape feature is flat-topped clusters of delicate blooms that appear green-whitish. Some flowers are so heavy that they sink to the ground with their stems.

 Their eye-catching flower heads come in various sizes and forms, ranging from cones to huge balls.

Lace caps and the mophead are the most well-known and distinguishable variabilities, with large, spherical flower heads in white, pink, and blue hues in the summer and autumn.

Blossoms occur in density, and you can find more than a hundred in a single bunch. White flowers with 4 to 5 petals are tiny, measuring barely 0.08 inches across. Large sterile blooms are sometimes developed at the inflorescence's margin to attract pollinators. The fruits are multi-seeded, small capsules.

The height of this shrub ranges from 3.3 to 9.8 feet, and it is often smaller than larger. From the crown, there are far too many weak stems.

Leaves can measure anything between 23/4 to 6 inches in length and 1.5 to 3 inches in width. Thin, toothed leaves are green on top and pale beneath. Flowers are borne in clusters (inflorescences) at the tips of branches that are 2 to 43/4 inches broad.

 

Habitat

This shrub grows in drier areas and the mesic forest, often beside streams or rocky areas. This plant primarily thrives in the shade.

You can find it from New York and Massachusetts west through Illinois and Missouri, then south to Louisiana, Florida, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

Pollination

These shrubs have a secret weapon under their sleeves. Large, colorful flowers entice pollinators, although pollen and nectar come from much smaller viable florets. Some moped cultivars, like the 'Nikko Blue,' are just for appearance.

Wild hydrangea is pollinated by the eastern bumblebee (one of the most common bumblebees in the east of the United States) and other insects. Azures and hairstreaks are attracted to it.

Most Hydrangea specimens in gardens are flowerless. The farmed Hydrangea macrophylla strains that produce those bulbous, long-lived 'flower' clusters have merely flower-mimic bracts, like a dogwood.

However, there are no propagative capabilities in them. For pollinators, this means no pollen or nectar.

 

Purpose of this plant in the Ecosystem

Medicine is made from the root and rhizome (underground stem). This shrub is also effective in treating infections of the bladder, kidney stones in the urinary tract, and enlarged prostate and urethra.

Additionally, you can use it to treat hay fever. Hydrangea plants are a favorite of slugs and snails since they devour plant growth and fresh shoots. 

Nine Bark is available online at Tennessee Wholesale Nursery Co.

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