• Coppertina Ninebark Shrubs are covered with soft white blooms
  • white flower clusters of the Coppertina Ninebark Shrubs
  • Coppertina Ninebark Shrubs have bright red foliage

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Coppertina Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Mindia' PP# 16,371

Coppertina Ninebark Shrubs (Physocarpus) is a purple-leaved ninebark cultivar. Like the species, it is an upright, spreading, somewhat coarse, deciduous shrub. It typically grows 4 to 8 feet (less frequently to 10') tall. Small, pinkish-white, five-petaled flowers appear in late spring. Flowers give way to drooping clusters of reddish fruit. Ninebark is named for its exfoliating bark (on mature branches) which peels in strips to reveal several layers of reddish to light brown inner bark. Bark provides winter interest but is usually hidden by the foliage during the growing season.

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Coppertina Ninebark Shrubs are a new cross between Dart's Gold and Diablo that flushes an attractive copper in spring and transforms into a rich red in summer. Soft, pink flowers line the gently arching branches in early summer. This durable, cold-hardy plant does well in exposed sites. It was selected as the 2011 Cut Flower of the Year by the ASCFG.

About Your Coppertina Ninebark

Coppertina Physocarpus is closely related to genus Spiraea. The small pinkish-white flowers appearing in late spring are dense, flat and rounded (1-2" diameter) clusters (corymbs). These flowers later produce reddish fruit via inflated seed capsules. Ovate to rounded, usually 3-5 lobed leaves (to 4" long) are dark purple. Purple foliage tends to green up in hot summer climates as the summer progresses. The species is native to Missouri. 

Growzone: 3-8 Coppertina Ninebark Hardiness Zone
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
Mature Height: 6 to 10 feet
Mature Width: 5 to 6 feet
Classification: Broad Leaved deciduous shrub, Summer flowering
Sunlight: Full Sun
Habit: Upright, spreading, densely branched
Flower Color: Pink flowers in summer turning to reddish fruit.
Foliage: Copper colored turning to rich red
Pruning Season: Prune after flowering or in very early spring
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established.
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting. Provides nectar sources for pollinators. Great winter interest due to the peeling bark.

How to Care for Coppertina Ninebark

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Coppertina Ninebark Shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for Coppertina Ninebark because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Coppertina Shrubs spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil much easier than if you used solely the existing soil, which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally-occurring, beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success.

Additional Information

History and introduction: 

The common name of Ninebark comes from the appearance of the bark which peels away in layers. The inner bark was brewed into a pain reliever and remedy for many other maladies by Native American tribes within this plant's range. Roots were sometimes steam-cooked and eaten, and Coppertina Ninebark Shrubs were used as charms to cause bad luck.

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