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Mirror plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Coprosma

 

Mirror plant

Coprosma is an evergreen shrub or small tree, foliage can be variegated, green and red, and changes colour through the season. It thrives in sun or partial shade in a sheltered position. In colder climes it is best to be kept in a container and moved in for protection during the winter. The dimensions below are only rough guide as different varieties differ in height and spread.

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plant Features
  • Mirror plant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Mirror plant likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Mirror plant is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Mirror plant likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Mirror plant

Latin name

Coprosma

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Rubiaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Mirror plant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Mirror plant is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Mirror plant likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Mirror plant likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Mirror plant is 2.00meters x 2.00meters 2.00 M 2.00 M

Coprosma

Coprosma is an evergreen shrub or small tree, foliage can be variegated, green and red, and changes colour through the season. It thrives in sun or partial shade in a sheltered position. In colder climes it is best to be kept in a container and moved in for protection during the winter. The dimensions below are only rough guide as different varieties differ in height and spread.


Planting out

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

It can be grown in a pot, a greenhouse, or indoors, as well as outside. It likes a sunny, or partially sunny, sheltered position. In colder climes it is best to be kept in a container and moved into a greenhouse for protection during the winter.

 

Flowering Season

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Light green flowers may sometimes show but they are very small and insignificant.

 

Propagation by Layering

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Pick a stem that can can reach the ground with up to 10 inches of the stem to be staked up, make a cut no more than half the thickness and put into a shallow hole, pin down gently and allow to root before removing the cutting from the parent plant. This can take a few months, up to the next spring, but well worth the effort.

 
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