Coprosma acerosa
(Tataraheke, Sand Coprosma)

Coprosma acerosa
(Tataraheke, Sand Coprosma)

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Foliage Colour: Yellow-brownish
Growth Rate: Medium
Mature Height: 0.3 m
Mature Width: 1 m
Site Condition: Coastal, Exposed, Frost Tolerant, Sandy Soil, Salty, Windy
Sun: Full Sun
Drainage: Dry
Category: Shrub
Features: Native. Suitable for ground cover. Attractive to insects and lizards. Flower colour: Green. Fruit colour: Pale Blue. Suitable restoration species.

Coprosma acerosa, or sand coprosma, is a groundcover that is found naturally near the coast throughout New Zealand. Great for windy, coastal areas which get dry winds. The small needle-like deep green leaves clothe the intertangling branches that form springy mounds with a spread of up to 1m. Useful grown in areas prone to erosion, on banks, or over walls. Can also be easily incorporated into mixed shrub planting as a ground cover. In addition to bank stabilisation and as a mixed groundcover, native gecko species love the berries. As a result, this is a good addition to a revegetation project looking to increase biodiversity in the area. When plants of both sexes are present, attractive smoky blue berries follow the tiny green flowers. This is an excellent plant for coastal areas and hot dry conditions.

Habitat: Coastal sand dunes.

Flowering: Spring [September - December]
Fruiting:    Autumn [February - May]

My Lists: ErosionControl, PoorSoils, Rongoa

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