COPROSMA x kirkii 'Variegata'

Commonly known as Creeping looking-glass plant

Good silver variegated foliage
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    leaves to 4cm (1½in) long.
  • Height
    75cm (30in)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Female. Irregular spreading habit with arching branches. White berries if pollinated
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse
    Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

COPROSMA x kirkii 'Variegata'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Requires male pollinator for berries
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    New Zealand.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Rockery (inc alpine)
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Half hardy (down to 0)
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Silver variegated
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
Coprosma - Growing Guide
75cm (30in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  2m (6½ft)
 

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