I have been waiting for my Coppertina
to put on it's fall glow but no such luck as of mid September.
The drought tolerable Coppertina has to be one of my all time favorite shrubs to have growing in our landscaping. I was given this 'shrub' in a little 2" pot about 3 years ago at a Plant Quest Tour in Michigan. Of course I stuck it in the ground in a random location thinking it wouldn't survive being so small and lack of water for week. Little did I know it would become one of my prized eye catchers in our garden.
Early summer the shrub is filled with pink blooms that turn to a deep red during it's short bloom time. In the collage to the left I show it paired with sedum ground cover in one of my dry rock beds.
The photo on the right was taken just after I trimmed the Coppertina shortly after the bloom time. I want to keep it shaped in this landscape area but it could easily be let go for low maintenance. I do believe the this bronze foilage is truly a warm welcome to our front landscaping. What better way to say ' WELCOME' to any home.
Silly little Seymore sitting out on a rock near the pond. I don't think he knew I could see him watching me this morning as I water all the newly planted Fall Chrysanthemums. I will have to share those with you on another day.