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Trees (New Zealand Native) Coprosma hybrids & cultivars with photos

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Anthospermeae
Genus: Coprosma

Coprosma is a genus of about 90 species of evergreen shrub-like plants as well as small trees of which about 45 are endemic to New Zealand. They are commonly known as the Mirror bush due to the high gloss of the leaves.

A cultivar is a plant or grouping of plants selected for desirable characteristics that can be maintained by propagation. Most cultivars have arisen in cultivation but a few are special selections from the wild.

A hybrid In general usage is synonymous with heterozygous: any offspring resulting from the mating of two genetically distinct individuals.

Coprosma repens 'Painters Palette'
Is a dense shrub with glossy, ovate leaves coloured red, pink, green and cream. The leaves colours intensify with the cold of autumn and winter. Its common name is ' Variegated Mirror Bush'.

Coprosma repens "Middlemore 
has a smaller but more leathery leaf than Coprosma repens. It is a hardy coastal "shrub with an upright habit.

Coprosma repens "Winter Wine"

Coprosma 'Wharariki Beach'
 is a creeping dense prostrate hybrid with a tangle of silver branches. It grows to a height of >20cm and can have a spread >75cm. The rounded leaves are a bright, dark green colour. It grows to a height of 20cm and can have a spread >75cm. Blue berries are produced during summer after flowering. 

Coprosma Bowling Green  A prostrate coprosma with small light mid-green leaves on a thick spreading maze of divaricating branches. Good for weed suppression.

Coprosma repens 'Plum Hussey' has a compact growth habit with burgundy foliage and yellow-green new growth. Grows to a height and width of 1.5 m.

Coprosma kirkii 'Variegata'. A low growing woody groundcover with narrow bluntly-rounded small grey-green leaves that have creamy margins.

Coprosma x kirkii 'Goldstream' forms a dense ground cover.

Coprosma repens 'Variegata'.  Common name: Variegated Mirror Bush.

Coprosma repens "Marble Queen"

Coprosma repens  "Fire Burst"

Coprosma "Kirkii"

Coprosma repens "Kiwi Silver"

Coprosma repens "Scarlet O"Hara". . 'Cocktail Coprosma Series' 

Coprosma repens "Golden Girl"

Coprosma repens "Summer Surprise"

Coprosma repens "Lemon and Lime

Coprosma repens "Midnight Martini".  'Cocktail Coprosma Series'   

Coprosma repens "Royal" 

Coprosma repens "Tequila Sunrise". 'Cocktail Coprosma Series' 

Coprosma  propinqua  "Autumn Haze"

Coprosma repensd "Pacific Sunrise"

Coprosma repens "Pacific Sunset."

Coprosma repens "Pina Colada".  'Cocktail Coprosma Series' 

Coprosmareprnd repens "Margariata". 'Cocktail Coprosma Series' 


Coprosma repens "Evening Gold"


Coprosma repens "Green and Gold"

Coprosma repens "Inferno" 

Coprosma repens " Evening Glow"

Coprosma repens "Karo Red"

Coprosma acerosa Red Rock

Coprosma repens "Black Cloud"

Coprosma Lobster

Coprosma Cappochino

Coprosma Flat Freddy

Coprosma Midnight

Coprosma vrescens "Pink Stems"

oprosma repens "Chocolate Soldier"

Coprosma repens "brockei" is a quick growing medium-sized shrub with black new stems and shiny round green leaves with purple undersides. A rare native of New Zealand. Can be used for hedging. 2.5m. Very adaptable to all conditions including dry and exposed sites.

Coprosma Dark Spire  Syn. C. Matai Magic.

Coprosma 'Prostrate' natural hybrid is probably one of the C. X kirkii variants
It is a ground cover with densely packed, small shiny rich green leaves.

Coprosma Galaxy. A selection made in Taranaki

Coprosma repens "Yvonne" is a cultivar of Coprosma repens " Brockei". It has green and chocolate leaves intensify to almost black in winter,