Exceptionally tough and easy to maintain, few ornamentals can rival the appeal of ninebark for its extreme hardiness and reliability. Its name originates from the exfoliating bark that peels in layers when plants mature. The colorful foliage emerges in mid-spring, lasting well into fall. Clusters of pink or white flowers appear in late spring or summer, giving way to decorative red seed heads. Related to spirea, the flowers attract butterflies and other insect pollinators. Can grow 3-10’ feet tall and as wide. Plant in full sun to part shade in fertile, well-draining soil.