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 to 2–2 1/2 ft. high, eventually 6–8 ft. wide. Small, roundish oval leaves are bright shiny green. Set 2–2 1/2 ft. apart for groundcover in 3 years. Cut out upward-growing branches. Tolerates more cold and heat than Coprosma x kirkii. Egg-shaped fruits are translucent purplish red or blue.
Lightly scented flowers to 3 in. long, soft pink marked with deeper pink, in clusters of 8–12 on...
Foot-tall species from coastal Monterey area, California. Several named selections are good groundcove...
To 3–4 ft. tall and twice as wide,is especially silvery; toleratesdrought, heat, cold.