Coprosma

Coprosma 'Pacific Sunset' ('Jwncopps')

Coprosma - Coprosma  'Pacific Sunset'   ('Jwncopps')

Common Name: Coprosma
Genus: Coprosma
Cultivar: 'Pacific Sunset' ('Jwncopps')

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.50 m (150 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Colour: Purple, Red

Soil Type: Acidic
Ericaceous: Requires a neutral or acid soil (or ericaceous compost), with a pH of 7 or below
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: inconspicious tubular summer flowers

A brand new introduction that was discovered by John Woods nursery in Suffolk, this is a truly outstanding plant with vibrantly coloured foliage. The leaf colour is at its most intense in spring and late autumn but is still a head-turner at other times of the year. It forms neat compact shrubs that are perfect for adding contrast to mixed borders or try planting it up into a pot to add a blast of evergreen colour to your patio.

  • Garden care: In spring llightly trim any branches that spoil the symmetry of the plant. Afterwards apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted leaf mould or composted pine needles around the base of the plant.