COROKIA x virgata 'Frosted Chocolate'

Commonly known as Wire-netting bush

Distinct chocolate coloured foliage in winter
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Spoon-shaped to inversely lance-shaped leaves to 5cm (2in) long.
  • Height
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Upright shrub. Flowers are produced in clusters of 3 from the leaf axils.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold drying winds.

COROKIA x virgata 'Frosted Chocolate'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Good to know
    Grown mainly for its unusual foliage.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    New Zealand.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
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Corokia - Growing Guide
1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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