Can handle temperatures down to -40 Celsius or Fahrenheit
2-3' tall x 2-3' wide
White button-like blooms in spring.
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!
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:
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.
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.
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!
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.