Medicinal Shrubs and Woody Vines: Eastern Ninebark, Appalachian Sand Cherry and Arrow Bamboo


  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,632 admin

    I got lost this morning looking at pics of ninebark. So many different cultivars and colours. My daughter has one of the purple ones in her garden so they grow in my area. If I've seen the green ones growing here, I've assumed they were snowball bushes or a small hydrangea species.

    Do you use the fruits from the sandcherry? Our wild cherry species are pretty puckery but make good jelly and wine.

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,456 admin

    The 9 bark in my yard looks like the one in the picture. I thought it was hydrangea for years. I haven't used sand cherry because none grow nearby. But, we have wild choke or bird cherries... if you add enough sugar. Most f what I've been carving lately comes from one that fell in my yard. The wood is amazingly aromatic!

  • water2world
    water2world Posts: 1,156 ✭✭✭✭

    The 9 bark fooled me!!! I also was calling mine a hydrangea

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