• Coprosma robusta
  • Coprosma robusta
  • Coprosma robusta

Coprosma robusta

Karamu
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: In stock

£9.99

Quick Overview

  • Small evergreen shrub
  • Ornamental orange-red berries
  • Attractive foliage
  • Hardy in the south of the UK
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Description

Coprosma robusta, Karamu, is a tough large-leaved Coprosma from New Zealand where it grows on both the North and South Islands in lowland and coastal habitats usually in open shrubland or forest margins or clearings. A dioecious species, it has tiny white flowers from which are borne a profusion of orange berries throughout the year which are very ornamental and provide a ready food for birds. A bush coffee can be made from the roasted seeds. Although not the largest leaved of the New Zealand Coprosma species its foliage is also attractive and creates an attractive evergreen bush particularly when grown with other New Zealand species. In New Zealand it becomes a small tree to 6m tall but in the UK is a small shrub growing to about 2m.

Additional Information

Order Gentianales
Family Rubiaceae
Sub-Family Rubioideae
Synonyms Coprosma coffaeoides
Geographical Origin New Zealand
Cultivation Full sun or partial shade. Tolerant of soil conditions but prefers a moist but well-drained fertile soil
Eventual Height 2m
Eventual Spread 1.5m
Hardiness Hardy to at least -7C. Established woody plants will often defoliate at lower temperatures but usually regrow in Spring. Best in the south. Mulch in winter

Coprosma robusta

Karamu
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: In stock

£9.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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