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Coprosma petriei

Rubiaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs

COPROSMA

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.

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