|Physocarpus opulifolius is an upright, spreading shrub, dense and rounded. Height 5 to 10 feet, spread 6 to 10 feet. Foliage is a flattish green, turns yellow in fall, but not dramatically so. The bark peels in papery sheets on older stems, an interesting feature. Small, pinkish or white flowers are borne on many flowered corymbs, 2 inches wide, with many purple stamens, quite pretty. An attractive red fruit ripens in the fall. Quite an adaptable shrub, renew its growth by cutting back to ground in late winter. Not as effective in the home landscape, more appropriate on larger scale, mass plantings. Native from Quebec to Virginia, south to Tennessee. Introduced 1687.