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Waxwing Gold Mirror Bush Coprosma repens

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Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Mature Size
30" 36"
Height
12 - 30"
Spread
36"

This plant is hardy in zones 9 - 11

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
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    Features

    Bold, colorful evergreen.

    Enjoy bright, vivid color every day of the year with Wax Wings Gold mirror bush. Foliage is glossy in the extreme, and each leaf is splashed with emerald green, bright gold, and in cool weather, a perky red edge that gives a glowing effect. It's an ideal plant for a low hedge, edging, or mixed with other plants in a colorful flower garden. This very heat tolerant shrub cannot survive winters in areas colder than USDA zone 9, but not to worry: it can be brought indoors for winter and enjoyed as a colorful houseplant in cold climates. 

    Top reasons to grow Wax Wings Gold mirror bush:

    - Very colorful evergreen

    - Low growing shrub can be used many ways in the landscape

    - Can be grown as a houseplant in cold climates

    Adaptable As Houseplant
    Foliage Interest
    Winter Interest
    Heat Tolerant
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Evergreen
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 30 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Colors: 
    Red
    Foliage Colors: 
    Yellow
    Foliage Shade: 
    Variegated
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Groundcover
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Can be trimmed or shaped as desired, or allowed to grow as a low-branching shrub.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Can be trimmed as needed through the season. Small green flowers are hidden among the foliage and not showy - this is primarily a foliage plant.

    Fun Facts: 

    This plant's scientific name, Coprosma, means "smells of dung" in Greek. Fortunately, though, this species has no bad odors!

    Waxwing Gold Coprosma repens 'Golden Star' USPP 28,272
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