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Evening Glow Mirror Plant

Coprosma 'Evening Glow'

Very glossy green leaves have a bright golden variegation in spring and summer with fantastic rusty orange-red fall and winter color. An excellent landscape shrub or small clipped hedge with a naturally upright, pyramidal shape. Great for mild winter areas. Adds great color to patio containers. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationkop-ROS-muh
LoreIn the South Pacific and New Zealand, indigenous peoples use the wood and inner bark of coprosma as a yellow dye that requires no mordant. The leaves are used for an antibacterial wound poultice. Seeds are ground as a coffee substitute.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasMirror plants are the stars of the new high impact foliage and tropical color gardens for their year around impact. Makes a fine foundation plant to point out entries and architectural features. Also offers multi season interest in short range compositions. Use in shrub or mixed borders to provide structure against darker backgrounds and deep green foliage. Well sized for framing art or fountains with a nest of attractive bright foliage. Plant as an informal hedge or barrier to separate spaces.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleContemporary, Tropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsCordyline (Cordyline); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum);Hibiscus (Hibiscus)

Grows easily in average to poor, neutral to slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-10

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