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Coprosma virescens (Mikimiki)

Large Coprosma virescens shrub with brown stems and green leaves.
Coprosma virescens stems and green leaves.
Coprosma virescens stems and green leaves on a large plant.
Coprosma virescens foliage on a large plant.
Large Coprosma virescens shrub with brown stems.
The average plant height is 100 cm
The average plant height is 120 cm

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Shrubs
Height:2.00 m
Spread:1.50 m
Flowering time:
Tolerances:Coastal, Hardy, Shade, Wet, Wind
Garden uses:Containers, Ponds
Garden styles:Alpine, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Frontyard, Modern, Native, Riparian
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Coprosma virescens (Mikimiki) Details

Coprosma virescens, commonly known as Mikimiki, is a twiggy, NZ native shrub. It features small, green leaves carried on a frame made up of tightly tangled, orange-brown branches. The foliage tends to be dense when grown in sheltered environments but sparse in exposed or cooler areas. It typically grows to 2 m tall and 1.5 m wide and can be trimmed as necessary. Best results with Mikimiki are achieved when it is grown in full sun or partial shade on a well-drained site. It tolerates extended dry periods, wind, frost, and heavy soils, and coastal conditions. Coprosma virescens is an ideal plant for tough locations and is often included in a mixed planting, used in revegetation exercises, or included in alpine gardens.

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