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

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

Coprosma 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 thick spreading maze of divaricating branches. Good for weed suppression.

Coprosma repens 'Plum Hussey' has a compact griowth 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 gray-green leaves that have creamy margins.

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

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

Coprosma "Marble Queen"

Coprosma "Fire Burst"

Coprosma "Kirkii"

Coprosma Kiwi Silver

Coprosma Scarlet O"Hara. 'Cocktail Coprosma Series' 

Coprosma Golden Girl

Coprosma Summer Surprise

Coprosma Lemon and Lime

Coprosma Midnight Martini 'Cocktail Coprosma Series'   

Coprosma Royal 

Coprosma Tequila Sunrise 'Cocktail Coprosma Series' 

Coprosma Autumn Haze

Coprosma Pacific Sunrise

Coprosma Pacific Sunset.

Coprosma Pina Colada  'Cocktail Coprosma Series' 

Coprosma Margariata 'Cocktail Coprosma Series' 


Coprosma Evening Gold


Coprosma Green and Gold

Coprosma Inferno 

Coprosma Evening Glow

Coprosma Karo Red

Coprosma acerosa Red Rock

Coprosma Black Cloud

Coprosma Lobster

Coprosma Cappochino

Coprosma Flat Freddy

Coprosma Midnight

Coprosma vrescens "Pink Stems"

oprosma Chocolate Soldier

Coprosma brockeii

Coprosma Dark Spire

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