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PHYSOCARPUS opulifolius (COPPERTINA™)

Image of Physocarpus opulifolius 'Mindia' (COPPERTINA™) PP16371

James Burghardt

Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

PHYSOCARPUS opulifolius 'Mindia'(COPPERTINA™) PP16371

Plant Common Name

Coppertina™ Ninebark, Ninebark

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Regarded for it coppery purple foliage, Coppertina™ ninebark is a hardy deciduous shrub with long-lasting pink flowers and red fruits and exfoliating bark. This native of the eastern United States suckers and has an irregular habit and informal look but tough constitution. In the wild it exists along the fields and forest margins of uplands and lowlands.

The small lobed leaves of 'Mindia' are first orange-copper and deepen to burgundy-purple in summer, followed by shades of red, yellow and bronze in fall. In late spring or early summer it bears conspicuous clusters of small white or pale pink flowers, which are attractive to many insect pollinators. The flowers are followed by small oval fruits that turn from green to red. After leaf fall its exfoliating brown bark takes center stage.

Selection 'Mindia' is a durable shrub that accepts most acid to neutral soils, particularly those that are moist and fertile but well-drained. It flowers and develops its best habit in full sun but will tolerate partial sun. Over time ninebark will sucker and spread. Remove the old stems in early spring or prune it back to strong new shoots after flowering. Use this shrub to anchor a native garden or mixed border. It can also be planted in natural areas or roadsides.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    6'-9' / 1.8m - 2.7m

  • Width

    6'-8' / 1.8m - 2.4m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States, Central United States, Canada

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Soil Compaction

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Light Pink

  • Fruit Color

    Red, Light Green

  • Fruit Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Purple, Orange, Copper

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Purple, Dark Green, Burgundy

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Red, Orange, Burgundy, Bronze

  • Bark Color

    Tan, Brown, Sienna

  • Bark Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    Yes

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Exfoliating

  • Usage

    Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds, Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes