Native Region: Pacific Northwest
Zone Range: 3-8
Preferred Climate: Full/semi sun; well draining average soil
Harvest Date: Tuesday 11 September, 2012
Seed count: 30-40
Fast growing multistemmed native shrub growing to 3-4 m in height. In late spring tight clusters of small white flowers are alive with nectar and pollen seekers. The seed clusters that form take on a pink hue before becoming a rich tan when ripe in the fall. Aptly named for its attractive cinnamon coloured peeling bark that comes off in 'nine' layers. Attractive plant ideal for privacy hedges, erosion control or as a single specimen. Drought tolerant and deer resistant. Nice leaves. Dense upright form provides protection/security screening for nesting birds.
A great shrub for reclaimation, screens, and erosion control. Nectar and pollen provider for many winged creatures.
Easy to start. Soak seed 24 hours. Sow 4 mm deep, tamp firm. Keep moist and apply a thin layer of mulch. Cold stratify 60 days then expose to 20 C for germintion. Should emerge in 30-90 days. Seed germination is erratic when not given cold stratification.