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Products > Coprosma 'Inferno' PP23,260
Coprosma 'Inferno' PP23,260 - Inferno Mirror Bush

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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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: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Coprosma 'Inferno' PP23,260 (Inferno Mirror Bush) - A very colorful evergreen upright growing shrub to 4 to 5 feet tall with striking variegated foliage. The small ovate leaves are green with lime green edged in red in spring and summer then turning brilliant pink and deep red in the cool of fall and winter until new growth commences in the spring. Flowers are inconspicuous. Plant in full coastal sun to light shade inland in a moderately well-drained soil. Irrigate occasionally to regularly. Hardy to 20-25 F. Most Coprosma tolerate near-seaside conditions and likely this one will too. A great specimen garden plant, alone or in a group or as a dramatic low hedge or container plant. Seems to be more narrowly upright than other varieties. We originally had information that this plant from Growing Spectrum Nursery of Waikato, in the North Island of New Zealand, was bred using the cultivar 'Evening Glow' but the patent application indicates that is was discovered in 2006 by Peter Fraser, the founder of Growing Spectrum, growing in a garden in the nearby small town of Kihikihi. In this patent application a comparison was made to 'Evening Glow' indicating that 'Inferno' has leaves that are green with orange margins in summer with the leaves turning dark purple in winter while leaves of 'Evening Glow' are green when young and turn orange with maturity. Additionally 'Inferno' has an upright habit while 'Evening Glow' is spreading. US Patent PP23,260 was issued on Coprosma 'Inferno' on December 18, 2012. It is being marketed in the US by the Ball Horticulture Company. Image Courtesy Ball Horticulture.  Information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips would aid others in growing Coprosma 'Inferno' PP23,260.