Hardiness: 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)
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.
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!
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.
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 Edgewater, Colorado Dahlonega, Georgia Marietta, Georgia Crystal Lake, Illinois Peoria Heights, Illinois Dracut, Massachusetts Charlevoix, Michigan Bellevue, Nebraska Bedford, New Hampshire , New York Cicero, New York Greene, New York Southold, New York Brices Creek, North Carolina Mint Hill, North Carolina Hood River, Oregon Portland, Oregon East Norriton, Pennsylvania Lansdale, Pennsylvania Sarver, Pennsylvania Murfreesboro, Tennessee Newport News, Virginia Shoreline, Washington