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Coprosma repens 'Pacific Sunset' (Mirror bush)

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Plant description

coprosma repens mirror bush pacific sunset 2

coprosma repens mirror bush pacific sunset 1

Coprosma 'Pacific Sunset' is a brilliantly coloured low growing evergreen shrub. The leaves are coral red in the centre with broad dark red-brown leaf edges, very shiny and with an unusual wavy habit. The growth is dense and compact, to around a metre and a half high and wide. It is great for low hedges and screens, and does beautifully in containers. Grow in a sunny position to light shade in a moist soil. Feed with a handful of slow release fertiliser in spring.

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

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: green
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 1.8 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not 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.

Pests

Mealy bug

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good all purpose fertiliser.

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