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.
Evergreen tree. Round headed and densely foliaged; grows to 20–70 ft. tall, often with even grea...
Grows to 6–30 in. high and a little wider than tall. Slightly branched, with rosettes of long, t...
Furry gray-green leaves, somewhat squared off at the base. Blooms in spring and summer.