Physocarpus opulifolius Coppertina
Physocarpus 'Coppertina' photo Missouri Botanical Garden

Ninebark

'Coppertina' is a dependable, easy to grow native. Its coppery-orange foliage is beautiful all season long. Small pinkish-white, five-petaled flowers in dense, flat, rounded, spiraea-like clusters (corymbs) appear in late spring. 

 

  • Height: 1.8-2.4 m (6-8 ft)
  • Spread: 1.8-2.4 m (6-8 ft)
  • Hardiness: Zone 3-7
  • Sun or Shade: minimum four hours of direct sun
  • Bloom Time: early summer
  • Leaf Colour: coppery red
  • Bloom Colour: pinkish white
  • Nature Attraction: bees

Growing and Maintenance Tips

All Ninebarks are easy care shrubs, thriving in most soils in full sun to light shade. The colour of the foliage will be best in full sun. Because it blooms on old wood, when it is a young plant prune the tips after flowering to shape it. Once it is established prune one quarter of the branches to the ground in late winter to rejuvenate it.