Native to New Zealand. Where hardy, all are valued for ease of maintenance in difficult situations and for handsome, glossy foliage. Male and female flowers are borne on separate plants; female plants bear attractive small fruits when a male is nearby for pollination.Coprosma petriei
This spreading, mounding plant grows 2 to 2 1/2 ft. high, eventually 6 to 8 ft. wide. Small, roundish oval leaves are bright shiny green. Set 2 to 2 1/2 ft. apart for ground cover in 3 years. Cut out upward-growing branches. Tolerates more cold, heat than Coprosma x kirkii. Egg-shaped fruits are translucent purplish red or blue.
Furry gray-greenleaves, somewhatsquared off at base. Bloomsin spring and summer.
FromCalifornia. Erect or sprawlingto 2–3 ft. high and 3 ft. wide.Ovate green leaves to 1 3/4 in.long. ...
Compact, spreading mound 3 ft. high and wide. Leaves are about 1 in. long and seem to clasp the stems....