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Coprosma repens 'Poor Knights' (Taupata)

Coprosma Ground Cover, Coprosma repens

Coprosma Poor Knights with lush green foliage.
Coprosma Poor Knights growing as a ground cover with lush, dark green foliage.
Coprosma Poor Knights growing as a low hedge.
Coprosma Poor Knights growing as a low mound with dark green foliage.
Coprosma Poor Knights growing as a ground cover in a garden with dark green foliage.
The average plant height is 10 cm
The average plant height is 10 cm
The average plant height is 10 cm

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Shrubs
Height:50 cm
Spread:1.00 m
Flowering time:
Tolerances:Coastal, Extended dry periods, Hardy
Garden uses:Banks, Borders, Containers, Paths & Steps, Ponds
Garden styles:Alpine, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Frontyard, Modern, Native
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Coprosma repens 'Poor Knights' (Taupata) Details

Coprosma ‘Poor Knights’, commonly known as Taupata, is a NZ native shrub that is often used as a ground cover plant. It carries glossy, green leaves which are held somewhat loosely on spreading stems. This ground cover coprosma typically grows to 50 cm tall and 1 m wide, performing best when planted in full sun or partial shade on a well-drained site. Taupata is tolerant of coastal conditions, moderate frost, wind, and most soil conditions, except at the extremes of wet and dry. Coprosma ‘Poor Knights’ is commonly included in coastal gardens, mass planted either as a groundcover or on a bank, grown around the base of larger trees, or included in a border.

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