Tequila Sunrise Mirror Plant

Coprosma 'Tequila Sunrise' PP #18,392

An exceptional, easy-care, pyramidal shrub with dense foliage like colorful gemstones! New growth emerges emerald green edged in gold, gradually becoming marbled with warm orange and gold hues. Color intensifies in winter to brilliant orange and red. Thrives in mild climates. A great container or garden accent. Stunning in mass plantings. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationkop-ROS-muh
LoreAcross the South Pacific in Australia, New Zealand, and Borneo are about 60 species of this shiny leaf shrub. The genus was classified by the German, Johann Reinhold Forster in the late 18th century. Some species of Coprosma carry an unusual "catty" odor which led Forster to derive this genus name from the Greek for a fetid smell. One of the most famous collectors of Coprosma species was I. Bauer, who traveled New Zealand in 1804-1805. 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 MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasLooks best in group plantings and magnificent when combined with succulents.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Accent, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsRose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); Speedwell (Veronica); Euryops (Euryops); Cordyline (Cordyline); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)

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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