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Coprosma repens 'Karo Red' (Mirror bush, Coprosma)

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Plant description

coprosma repens karo red

coprosma repens karo red

Coprosma repens 'Karo Red' is an upright, evergreen shrub with glossy emerald to dark red, leathery leaves. It is compact growing and great for low hedges. It grows to around a metre high and wide.  Responds well to trimming, so is good for topiary work, and is also good for container growing. Reasonably frost, dry and salt tolerant once established. It likes a well drained soil. This plant is good for cut flower work, as it is long lasting and a great contrast colour.

Coprosma repens is native to New Zealand.

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: not specified

Plant size

Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 1.2 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser applied in spring.

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