Burgundy Candy
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Zone: 3
Can handle temperatures down to -40 Celsius or Fahrenheit

Shape: Upright

Mature Size:
2-3' tall x 2-3' wide

White button-like blooms in spring.

Burgundy Candy


What sets this ninebark apart is its compact form and deep burgundy, uniquely detailed foliage. A superior contrast plant option for smaller spaces, it looks great whether it’s in bloom or just showing off its striking leaves. This is a low-maintenance flowering shrub, with little pruning required to keep it tidy.

Burgundy Candy is an improved variety that is too sweet to pass up. It makes an excellent companion to Lemon Candy Ninebark – because everyone loves candy!

Planting instructions:

Planting your Burgundy Candy Ninebark is easy.

  1. Dig a hole twice the width of the pot, and deep enough so that when you place the plant in the hole, the top of the root ball is level with the ground around the hole.
  2. Fill in the space around the plant with a planting soil mix (you can buy this where you buy the plant), press the area down with your foot, and then give it a good watering to help the plant settle in.
  3. Relax

Get the most out of your beautiful plant.

If you do the bare minimum of making sure your plant gets some water when it’s hot out in the summer, it will do fine and perform well for you. But to see what its fuller potential can be, here are a few other tips:

1. Mulch

An easy way to keep weeds down around your plant, and to keep it moist with less watering is to throw a 2 inch layer of mulch around the base of the plant – basic bagged “landscape mulch” from your local garden centre will do the trick.

2. Fertilize

Ninebarks don’t need a lot of fertilizer, but they do benefit from a shot of good all purpose fertilizer in the spring when the leaves start to sprout. A fertilizer with a higher middle number (e.g. 15-30-15 or 5-10-5) will work best.

3. Prune

Because it is bred to be compact, your Burgundy Candy Ninebark doesn’t need a lot of trimming, but a little off the top will help it stay healthy. You can cut back up to 1/3 of the woody branches to keep it very compact…or, just trim to your personal taste. ** Important tip: Don’t trim after July 31 – it may make it susceptible to cold damage if you prune later than this!

4. Relax

Regardless of your gardening knowledge, you can relax. Use the sign up form on the left sidebar to receive regular updates on basic care for your Burgundy Candy. We’ll send you a friendly, seasonal reminder when it’s time to mulch, fertilize or prune your plant. It’s bloomin’ easy.