We need native plants in our gardens, since natives are a vital part of a healthy eco-system.
The unusual "muscular" bark of this native tree adds visual interest to the winter landscape.
It's best to purchase wildflower seeds and plants from nurseries that specialize in natives.
Undoubtedly, wildlife adds a different dimension to our flower gardens.
More invasive plant to avoid include oriental bittersweet, garlic mustard, reed canary grass, common reed grass and the autumn olive.
Physocarpus is a small genus of about ten species including our native ninebark shrub.