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Coprosma 'Rainbow Surprise'

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rubiaceae (Madders)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Not Significant
Parentage: (C. repens hybrid)
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Coprosma 'Rainbow Surprise' - A dense rounded shrub that grows to 4 to 5 feet tall and as wide with interesting small obovate dark green leaves with broad pale yellow margins that turn orange and red. In fall the color of the leaves is a deep orange-red with a dark green in the middle and remains this way until new growth commences in the spring. Flowers are inconspicuous. Plant in full coastal sun to light shade inland in moderately well-drained soil. Irrigate occasionally to regularly. Hardy to 20-25 F. Tolerates shearing (best in fall or spring) or can be allowed to take a more natural form. This plant is thought to be a Coprosma repens cultivar or hybrid. It received Plant Breeders Rights protection in Australia in 1997 but this status was retracted in 1998.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Coprosma 'Rainbow Surprise'