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Coprosma virescens compacta
Coprosma virescens 35 litre
Coprosma virescens compacta
Coprosma virescens stems and foliage
 
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Coprosma virescens compacta

This hardy coastal native shrub forms a dense mound of tangled wiry orange stems with tiny green foliage. Coprosma virescens is unusual looking but despite its scruffy appearance it will grow into a neat pyramid shape with little trimming or attention.

Plant Care

This Coprosma needs little care, provided it has good drainage, full sun and maybe a light trim occasionally.

Application

Coprosma virescens is a great contrast in a shrub bed against glossy green foliaged plants. It will make an impressive hedge either clipped tightly or just left to its own devices. Use as a shelter or screen from winds for more delicate plants in a coastal garden.

History

The tangled wiry growth pattern displayed by Coprosma virescens is called Divaricating. Many people believe divarication is an evolutionary adaptation to help prevent New Zealand’s only large grazing animal (the Moa) from eating them. However it is much more probable that this growth habit developed many thousands of years ago in response to a very windy, frosty and dry climate. The all important photosynthesizing leaves are protected from the elements by their own interwoven stems and branches.


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Variety
Product code
Pot
(cm)
Bag
(litres)
Barcode
Available
Coprosma virescens
COPVIR010
 
10 litre
 
Year Round
Coprosma virescens
COPVIR035
 
35 litre
 
Year Round

Light

Light | Low
Light | Medium
Light | High

Temperature

Temperature | Cool
Temperature | Warm
Temperature | Hot

Water

Water | Dry
Water | Moist
Water | Wet

Size

Size
1.50 x 3.00m

Native / Exotic

New Zealand Native
Exotic

Tree Shape

Tree Shape | Bush
Tree Shape | Tree
Tree Shape | Conical

Coastal / Shelter

Coastal
Shelter

Evergreen / Deciduous

Evergreen
Deciduous