Rainbow Surprise Mirror Plant
Coprosma 'Rainbow Surprise'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Lore||In New Zealand, dyes are made from the inner bark of many Coprosma species which does not require a mordant. A poultice of the leaves is used to treat wounds by the indigenous peoples. Seed is ground for a coffee substitute.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Good focal point with multi season interest in short range compositions. Use in shrub or mixed borders to provide structure against large leaf exotics or tropicals. Fine foundation plant for year around coverage of crawl spaces, meters and vents. Well-sized for framing art or fountains with a nest of attractive foliage. Plant as an informal hedge or barrier to separate spaces.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Hedge, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Cordyline (Cordyline); Mandevilla (Mandevilla);Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon)|
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