Coprosma rubra

Coprosma rubra

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Foliage Colour: Green
Growth Rate: Medium
Mature Height: 4 m
Mature Width: 2 m
Site Condition: Frost Tolerant, Sandy Soil
Sun: Full Sun
Drainage: Dry
Category: Shrub
Features: Native. Suitable for hedging or shelter. Attractive to birds and lizards. Flower colour: Green. Fruit colour: White. Suitable restoration species.

Coprosma rubra is a rare hardy shrub with stems of young branches a reddish colour. Yellow / White berries. Well-drained sites.

Small-leaved Coprosmas are good for revegetation projects, hedging, and adding texture into a garden. They are evergreen and suited to full sun to part shade.  They produce berries from January to April that are dispersed by fruit-eating animals (frugivory).  They also provide habitat for New Zealand’s declining lizard and gecko populations.

Mingimingi provides a tough shelter, providing good food for native birds and lizards, as well as ground cover.

Habitat: Lowland to montane. Usually in riparian forest and shrubland, especially on alluvial soils or those derived from calcareous parent materials.

Flowering: Spring - Summer [September - January]
Fruiting:    Summer - Autumn [January - April]

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Prices

  Each 20 or more
2l Pot $8.50 $8.00

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