Evening Glow Mirror Plant
Coprosma 'Evening Glow'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Cordyline (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