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Coppertina ninebark , Common ninebark

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Plant Care Instructions By Proven Winners

Do you find that blue tones of burgundy doesn't quite match the color palate of your garden? COPPERTINA, with its coppery-orange foliage, might be just what you are seeking. Its vibrant color lasts all season and not only would it be a great anchor plant to a mixed bed, but also in mass plantings. This tall, tough shrub is ideal for difficult sites, can withstand acidic and alkaline soils, and can tolerate dry conditions.

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These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
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USDA Zones :3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b
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Plant Care Instruction

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    • January
    • February
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December
    January
    1. Prune

    Prune about a third of COPPERTINA's branches to the ground in late winter. This shrub will benefit from a good hard pruning as a young plant.
    February
    1. Prune

    Prune about a third of COPPERTINA's branches to the ground in late winter. This shrub will benefit from a good hard pruning as a young plant.
    March
    1. Fertilize

    Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.
    2. Prune

    Do not prune.
    3. Mulch

    Applying mulch around your flowering shrubs in the spring is a great idea. Not only does it look attractive, it keeps roots cool, conserves soil moisture, reduces water requirements, and acts as an effective weed barrier. Spread mulch evenly to a depth of 2 to 3 inches (if replenishing, don't allow build up to exceed 4" in depth). If your shrub is in lawn, mulch a ring between 3 to 6 feet in diameter around the trunk. Be careful to keep mulch an inch away from the shrub's trunk.
    April
    1. Buy

    For those of you in Zone 6, purchase shrubs after the threat of frost has passed. If you buy sooner, be sure to provide protection to the tender new top growth at night. When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!
    2. Plant

    For those of you in Zone 6, plant as soon as the threat of frost has passed and the soil is workable. If the threat of frost persists, be sure to provide protection to tender new growth of the plant by covering at night. For COPPERTINA, choose an open, full sun location with good air circulation. Adaptable in most soil types and withstands both acidic and alkaline soils. Apply a granular slow release fertilizer and water in well. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought. However, in subsequent years, it can tolerate dry conditions once established.
    3. Fertilize

    Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.
    4. Water

    As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. COPPERTINA has average water requirements and can tolerate dry conditions.
    5. Prune

    Do not prune.
    6. Mulch

    Applying mulch around your flowering shrubs in the spring is a great idea. Not only does it look attractive, it keeps roots cool, conserves soil moisture, reduces water requirements, and acts as an effective weed barrier. Spread mulch evenly to a depth of 2 to 3 inches (if replenishing, don't allow build up to exceed 4" in depth). If your shrub is in lawn, mulch a ring between 3 to 6 feet in diameter around the trunk. Be careful to keep mulch an inch away from the shrub's trunk.
    May
    1. Buy

    Purchase shrubs after the threat of frost has passed. If you buy sooner, be sure to provide protection to the tender new top growth at night. When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!
    2. Plant

    Ready to get out into your garden? Plant as soon as the threat of frost has passed and the soil is workable. If the threat of frost persists, be sure to provide protection to tender new growth of the plant by covering at night. For COPPERTINA, choose an open, full sun location with good air circulation. Adaptable in most soil types and withstands both acidic and alkaline soils. Apply a granular slow release fertilizer and water in well. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought. However, in subsequent years, it can tolerate dry conditions once established.
    3. Water

    As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. COPPERTINA has average water requirements and can tolerate dry conditions.
    4. Prune

    Do not prune.
    June
    1. Buy

    It isn't too late to add to your garden. When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!
    2. Plant

    ne isn't too late to add new plants to your garden! However, with the increasing heat and longer days, pay extra attention to the watering needs of freshly planted shrubs For COPPERTINA, choose an open, full sun location with good air circulation. Adaptable in most soil types and withstands both acidic and alkaline soils. Apply a granular slow release fertilizer and water in well. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought. However, in subsequent years, it can tolerate dry conditions once established.
    3. Water

    As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. COPPERTINA has average water requirements and can tolerate dry conditions.
    4. Prune

    Do not prune.
    July
    1. Water

    As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. COPPERTINA has average water requirements and can tolerate dry conditions.
    2. Prune

    Do not prune.
    August
    1. Water

    As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. COPPERTINA has average water requirements and can tolerate dry conditions.
    2. Prune

    Do not prune.
    September
    1. Buy

    Visit your independent garden center now because fall is the best time to purchase shrubs! Here's why: In the spring, a new plant would have to divide its energy between settling into a new home and growing immediately. In the fall however, the short days are causing the top to go dormant. All the while, the warm soil, which will persist for the coming weeks or months, provides the perfect environment for roots to acclimate. Once spring arrives, the happily established plant can focus on growing and flowering. When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!
    2. Plant

    Get a jump on next year's garden by planting shrubs in the fall! For COPPERTINA, choose an open, full sun location with good air circulation. Adaptable in most soil types and withstands both acidic and alkaline soils. Apply a granular slow release fertilizer and water in well. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought. However, in subsequent years, it can tolerate dry conditions once established.
    3. Water

    As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. COPPERTINA has average water requirements and can tolerate dry conditions.
    4. Prune

    Do not prune.
    5. Mulch

    Applying a winter top-dressing of mulch will provide protection to the roots from severe winter temperatures and frost heaving. Spread mulch evenly to a depth of 2 to 3 inches (if replenishing, don't allow build up to exceed 4" in depth). If your shrub is in lawn, mulch a ring between 3 to 6 feet in diameter around the trunk. Be careful to keep mulch an inch away from the shrub's trunk.
    October
    1. Buy

    Visit your independent garden center now because fall is the best time to purchase shrubs! Here's why: In the spring, a new plant would have to divide its energy between settling into a new home and growing immediately. In the fall however, the short days are causing the top to go dormant. All the while, the warm soil, which will persist for the coming weeks or months, provides the perfect environment for roots to acclimate. Once spring arrives, the happily established plant can focus on growing and flowering. When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!
    2. Plant

    Get a jump on next year's garden by planting shrubs in the fall! For COPPERTINA, choose an open, full sun location with good air circulation. Adaptable in most soil types and withstands both acidic and alkaline soils. Apply a granular slow release fertilizer and water in well. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought. However, in subsequent years, it can tolerate dry conditions once established.
    3. Prune

    Do not prune.
    4. Mulch

    Applying a winter top-dressing of mulch will provide protection to the roots from severe winter temperatures and frost heaving. Spread mulch evenly to a depth of 2 to 3 inches (if replenishing, don't allow build up to exceed 4" in depth). If your shrub is in lawn, mulch a ring between 3 to 6 feet in diameter around the trunk. Be careful to keep mulch an inch away from the shrub's trunk.
    November
    1. Prune

    Do not prune.
    December
    1. Prune

    Do not prune.
  • Buy

    When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

    April

    For those of you in Zone 6, purchase shrubs after the threat of frost has passed. If you buy sooner, be sure to provide protection to the tender new top growth at night. When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!

    May

    Purchase shrubs after the threat of frost has passed. If you buy sooner, be sure to provide protection to the tender new top growth at night. When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!

    June

    It isn't too late to add to your garden. When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!

    September

    Visit your independent garden center now because fall is the best time to purchase shrubs! Here's why: In the spring, a new plant would have to divide its energy between settling into a new home and growing immediately. In the fall however, the short days are causing the top to go dormant. All the while, the warm soil, which will persist for the coming weeks or months, provides the perfect environment for roots to acclimate. Once spring arrives, the happily established plant can focus on growing and flowering.

    When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!

    October

    Visit your independent garden center now because fall is the best time to purchase shrubs! Here's why: In the spring, a new plant would have to divide its energy between settling into a new home and growing immediately. In the fall however, the short days are causing the top to go dormant. All the while, the warm soil, which will persist for the coming weeks or months, provides the perfect environment for roots to acclimate. Once spring arrives, the happily established plant can focus on growing and flowering.

    When choosing plants, don't be shy about popping the plant out of its pot to inspect the roots; the root mass should be free of black, mushy sections and amply fill the container. Remember, the more roots the better!

    Plant

    When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

    April

    For those of you in Zone 6, plant as soon as the threat of frost has passed and the soil is workable. If the threat of frost persists, be sure to provide protection to tender new growth of the plant by covering at night.

    For COPPERTINA, choose an open, full sun location with good air circulation. Adaptable in most soil types and withstands both acidic and alkaline soils. Apply a granular slow release fertilizer and water in well. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought. However, in subsequent years, it can tolerate dry conditions once established.

    May

    Ready to get out into your garden? Plant as soon as the threat of frost has passed and the soil is workable. If the threat of frost persists, be sure to provide protection to tender new growth of the plant by covering at night.

    For COPPERTINA, choose an open, full sun location with good air circulation. Adaptable in most soil types and withstands both acidic and alkaline soils. Apply a granular slow release fertilizer and water in well. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought. However, in subsequent years, it can tolerate dry conditions once established.

    June

    ne isn't too late to add new plants to your garden! However, with the increasing heat and longer days, pay extra attention to the watering needs of freshly planted shrubs

    For COPPERTINA, choose an open, full sun location with good air circulation. Adaptable in most soil types and withstands both acidic and alkaline soils. Apply a granular slow release fertilizer and water in well. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought. However, in subsequent years, it can tolerate dry conditions once established.

    September

    Get a jump on next year's garden by planting shrubs in the fall!

    For COPPERTINA, choose an open, full sun location with good air circulation. Adaptable in most soil types and withstands both acidic and alkaline soils. Apply a granular slow release fertilizer and water in well. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought. However, in subsequent years, it can tolerate dry conditions once established.

    October

    Get a jump on next year's garden by planting shrubs in the fall!

    For COPPERTINA, choose an open, full sun location with good air circulation. Adaptable in most soil types and withstands both acidic and alkaline soils. Apply a granular slow release fertilizer and water in well. It is recommended to apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season and be extra mindful during periods of heat and drought. However, in subsequent years, it can tolerate dry conditions once established.

    Fertilize

    When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

    March

    Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.

    April

    Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.

    Water

    Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

    April

    As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. COPPERTINA has average water requirements and can tolerate dry conditions.

    May

    As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. COPPERTINA has average water requirements and can tolerate dry conditions.

    June

    As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. COPPERTINA has average water requirements and can tolerate dry conditions.

    July

    As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. COPPERTINA has average water requirements and can tolerate dry conditions.

    August

    As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. COPPERTINA has average water requirements and can tolerate dry conditions.

    September

    As a rule of thumb, apply 1 inch of water per week during the first growing season. Be mindful of hot days and periods of drought. COPPERTINA has average water requirements and can tolerate dry conditions.

    Prune

    When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

    January

    Prune about a third of COPPERTINA's branches to the ground in late winter. This shrub will benefit from a good hard pruning as a young plant.

    February

    Prune about a third of COPPERTINA's branches to the ground in late winter. This shrub will benefit from a good hard pruning as a young plant.

    March

    Do not prune.

    April

    Do not prune.

    May

    Do not prune.

    June

    Do not prune.

    July

    Do not prune.

    August

    Do not prune.

    September

    Do not prune.

    October

    Do not prune.

    November

    Do not prune.

    December

    Do not prune.

    Mulch

    Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

    March

    Applying mulch around your flowering shrubs in the spring is a great idea. Not only does it look attractive, it keeps roots cool, conserves soil moisture, reduces water requirements, and acts as an effective weed barrier.

    Spread mulch evenly to a depth of 2 to 3 inches (if replenishing, don't allow build up to exceed 4" in depth). If your shrub is in lawn, mulch a ring between 3 to 6 feet in diameter around the trunk. Be careful to keep mulch an inch away from the shrub's trunk.

    April

    Applying mulch around your flowering shrubs in the spring is a great idea. Not only does it look attractive, it keeps roots cool, conserves soil moisture, reduces water requirements, and acts as an effective weed barrier.

    Spread mulch evenly to a depth of 2 to 3 inches (if replenishing, don't allow build up to exceed 4" in depth). If your shrub is in lawn, mulch a ring between 3 to 6 feet in diameter around the trunk. Be careful to keep mulch an inch away from the shrub's trunk.

    September

    Applying a winter top-dressing of mulch will provide protection to the roots from severe winter temperatures and frost heaving.

    Spread mulch evenly to a depth of 2 to 3 inches (if replenishing, don't allow build up to exceed 4" in depth). If your shrub is in lawn, mulch a ring between 3 to 6 feet in diameter around the trunk. Be careful to keep mulch an inch away from the shrub's trunk.

    October

    Applying a winter top-dressing of mulch will provide protection to the roots from severe winter temperatures and frost heaving.

    Spread mulch evenly to a depth of 2 to 3 inches (if replenishing, don't allow build up to exceed 4" in depth). If your shrub is in lawn, mulch a ring between 3 to 6 feet in diameter around the trunk. Be careful to keep mulch an inch away from the shrub's trunk.

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