Rainbow Surprise Mirror Plant
Coprosma 'Rainbow Surprise'
|Description||Glossy leaves offer an amazing rainbow of colors throughout the year. Green and cream variegated leaves tinged with gold and pink become hot pink and olive green in winter. A tidy, rounded, compact shrub for a low hedge or container plant. 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 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Fountain Grass (Pennisetum); Cordyline (Cordyline); Mandevilla (Mandevilla);Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon)|
|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 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.|
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.