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Coprosma x kirkii

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 x kirkii

Grows 1–3 ft. high or nearly prostrate; spreading 4–6 ft. wide. Long, straight stems slant outward from base. Small (1/2–2-in.), narrow, yellow-green leaves are closely set on stems. White fruits are speckled red. Tough groundcover or bank cover; prune regularly to keep dense. Grows in a wide range of soils; tolerates coastal winds, salt spray. Slightly drought tolerant near coast. Give part shade inland.

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