Physocarpus opulifolius


USPP 16,371; CBRAF 2892

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  • Colorful foliage
  • Native to North America
  • Adaptable

Coppertina® ninebark is a cross between 'Dart's Gold' and Diabolo® that flushes an attractive copper in spring and transforms to a rich red in summer. Soft pink flowers line the gracefully arching branches in early summer.

Awards 2011 Cut Flower of the Year - Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers

USDA Zone 3 - 7 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 6 - 8'

Width 6 - 8'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Late spring

Flower Color Pink

Foliage Color Purple

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Extremely adaptable to soil pH and moisture levels.

Pruning To best enjoy its naturally graceful habit, avoid habitual cutting back. If required, prune after flowering or thin out oldest stems in late winter/early spring. May benefit from periodic rejuvenation pruning.

Uses Foundation plantings; mixed borders; specimen; hedging; landscaping.

Growing Tips Though physocarpus can grow in part shade, flowering, foliage color, and disease resistance is best with a minimum of six hours of sun. Physocarpus is amenable to pruning and recovers from it quickly; however, frequent cutting back may cause the plant to develop an odd habit.