Physocarpus opulifolius, Common Ninebark

Size: shrub, 5-10' average height at maturity, 6-10' spread

Buds: dark brown to black

Leaves: deciduous, alternate, 1-3" long, .5-1.5" wide, simple, usually 3-5 lobes, sometimes no lobes, crenate or dentate margins, lobes may be acute or obtuse, medium green in summer, yellow or brown in fall

Twigs: glabrous, red-brown when young, conspicuous decurrent lines on each side of leaf scar, fruit pedicels persistent at twig tips

Flowers: monoecious, white, sometimes pinkish, in many-flowered corymbs

Fruit: 3-5 .25" reddish follicles

Bark: exfoliates after two years