Tequila Sunrise Mirror Plant
Coprosma hybrid 'Tequila Sunrise' PP #18,392
|Description||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.|
|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 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Accent|
|Design Ideas||Looks best in group plantings and magnificent when combined with succulents.|
|Companion Plants||Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); Speedwell (Veronica); Euryops (Euryops); Cordyline (Cordyline); Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)|
|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||Across 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.|
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.