Bernice H
Bernice H
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Asked on May 15, 2012

This plant, coprosma sp...I cant find much information about it. I bought one today, but dont know if it is a perennial.

Nadia NajjarDouglas HuntBernice H
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I bought one today, it is beautiful. But I dont know if it is a perennial, . It also says it is hardy in zones 8-11, I think I am in 6, so am wondering how it will do. Anyone familiar with this plant?
I couldn't find much info on it, other than New Zealand..etc
7 answers
  • Walter Reeves
    on May 15, 2012

    check web pages about crocosmia It does fine in Georgia

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on May 15, 2012

    I think it is a tropical. You maybe able to keep it in a pot and over winter it in the house.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on May 15, 2012

    Bernice, does it say Mirror Plant on the tag? Does it look like it has blades sort of like an Iris or is it kind of a fat colorful leaf? There is Crocosmia and there is Coprosma.

  • Bernice H
    on May 15, 2012

    Yes to you 4 seasons...web site does say mirror plant. It is coprosma sp, Tequila sunrise... kiaoraflora.com But when i went to this site and others, not much info on whether perennial or annual, tag says" foliage changes from limegreen and yellow in the spring, to sunset orange and burgundy as the weather cools. Amazing in a container or window box" It doesnt really matter but if it is a perennial that would be super. I plan on putting it in a container. But it could grow to 3.5 h 3.5 w. Very lovely, shrub looking.

  • Bernice H
    on May 15, 2012

    oh wow! I just looked at Evening Glow... I would have gotten this one if it had been there. It does say it keeps its leaves all winter, so this one must be a perennial. Tequila sunrise doesnt say that tho. Who needs flowers when these are so colorful? ok , editing here..just looked at Pina colada also ....extraordinary colorful plants.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 15, 2012

    If you're in Zone 6, Bernice, your nursery must be selling them as annuals. They're usually not hardy below zone 8.

    • Kincaid99
      on Sep 12, 2015

      @Douglas Hunt Hi, I have a plant that I would love to have identified, it looks like holly leaves, green at first and then a spot of orange appears at the base near the stem and small flowers, if you think you can identify, I can send a picture, thanks in advance

  • Nadia Najjar
    on Jan 19, 2016

    Here in Perth,Western Australia, I have COPROSMA in my garden and it's sometimes called THE MIRROR BUSH because the leaves are so glossy...! You can also get VARIEGATED COPROSMA which has very pretty leaves....! This area is not tropical although we do get some quite hot weather in summer.

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