Evening Glow Mirror Plant
Coprosma 'Evening Glow'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||Mirror 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.|
|Companion Plants||Cordyline (Cordyline); Mandevilla (Mandevilla); Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon); Fountain Grass (Pennisetum);Hibiscus (Hibiscus)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||In 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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-10
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.