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PlantFiles: Ninebark
Physocarpus opulifolius 'Mindia'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Physocarpus (fy-so-KAR-pus) (Info)
Species: opulifolius (op-yoo-lih-FOH-lee-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Mindia
Additional cultivar information: (PP16271, aka VP004, Coppertina Mindia, Coppertina)
Hybridized by Zaias; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2006

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

5 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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4 positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative KariGrows On Jun 8, 2014, KariGrows from New Lisbon, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:

I am very disappointed with my Coppertina Ninebarks, I have 3 , plus one Diablo. They are in a similar area , and the Coppertinas have taken turns looking sickly ,but they have grown some, and look about to bloom with sporadic blooms.They started out the same size but are now three different sizes. On the other hand, the Diablo is beautiful with very little attention at all..
My Coppertina's start out the beautiful copper color but it is spoiled by black fungal leaves after winter and later white mildew. Also , the time of copper color is short and here in June , they are already the color of the Diablo. I am going to post the best looking Coppertina for this year.
I wish I had bought 4 Diablos.

Positive CrowMeris On Dec 29, 2012, CrowMeris from Greene, NY wrote:

Beautiful, beautiful shrub. This was the first year that mine flowered; the lovely clusters of pale rose really stood out against the copper/apricot/burgundy foliage.
I've not had any problems with this shrub. I had it in a large container on my deck for the first year; this is its second year in the ground.
The unique peeling bark and the flowers are a bonus, but I would highly recommend it for the foliage alone.

Positive victorgardener On Nov 16, 2008, victorgardener from Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Had this for about three years now and really like it. Added a few more. I prefer the flowers and new foliage color to Summer Wine, which I also have. Otherwise, they are similar. They can get leggy, but I am doing pinching/cutting to promote more bushiness. The fall color is nice. It's a great plant to pair with bright blooms or silver or gold foliage. A winner!

Positive pattybotanic On Jun 22, 2008, pattybotanic from Lansdale, PA wrote:

I have the Coppertina, Diablo and Dart's Gold. All are easy to grow and provide lots of color. The bark peels off in an interesting textural way and the red seed pods that follow the white flowers are bright and jolly.

A fabulous plant.

Positive mrs_colla On Sep 20, 2007, mrs_colla from Marin, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Very similar to his "brothers" Diabolo and other purple leaf ones.
Leaves emerge copper colour and go green after a while.
Very easy plant, very beautiful. Mine is planted next to the Diabolo. ( don't know how to type the trademark sign...)
Keep pinching him for a fuller, bushier look. Grows fast but can be contained by pinching. Responds very well to it.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sebastopol, California
Denver, Colorado
Dahlonega, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Peoria, Illinois
Dracut, Massachusetts
Charlevoix, Michigan
Bellevue, Nebraska
Bedford, New Hampshire
Bronx, New York
Cicero, New York
Greene, New York
Southold, New York
Charlotte, North Carolina
New Bern, North Carolina
Hood River, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Sarver, Pennsylvania
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Newport News, Virginia
Shoreline, Washington
New Lisbon, Wisconsin

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