The Ninebark is often used for erosion control along creeks, streams and rivers since it will tolerate wetter soil that drains freely. However, this shrub will grow in a host of soil moisture levels and it actually exhibits a good deal of drought resistance. The Ninebark is largely disease and pest free and will tolerate a fair amount of shade. As the Ninebark gets larger, the longest stems arch out from the plant and form a nice cascading shape. The fall color of the Ninebark is a pleasant yellow to bronze color.
Fun Fact: The bark of the Ninebark peels, sometimes in thin strips which curl back to the stem and form the number nine. This is why the plant received the common name of Ninebark.