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Coprosma × kirkii ‘Kiwi Silver’

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsSeptember
  • Height1m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourGreenish
  • Leaf ColourGreen-yellow

Description

Coprosma × kirkii ‘Kiwi Silver’. An evergreen, densely branched shrub bearing narrowly oblong to lance-shaped glossy, leathery, green-yellow leaves carried singly or in small clusters. Has insignificant flowers in late spring. Female plants produce tiny, egg-shaped, translucent, white fruits, speckled red.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Origin

New Zealand

Interest and use

Ground cover, erosion control,

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are half hardy to frost tender, min 2-5C. They will prefer full light and well drained soil. You should water the containerized specimens freely in the summer and moderately at other times. Separate male and female plants are needed to obtain fruits.

Propagation

Propagation is by seed in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

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