Waxwing™ Lime Mirror Bush Coprosma repens
- Part Sun to Sun
- Early Spring
Bold, colorful evergreen.
Enjoy bright, vivid color every day of the year with Wax Wings™ Lime mirror bush. Foliage is glossy in the extreme, and each tiny, curly leaf is a swirling melange of yellow, lime green, and mahogany purple. 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™ Lime mirror bush:
- Very colorful evergreen
- Low growing shrub can be used many ways in the landscape
- Can be grown as a houseplant in cold climatesAdaptable As HouseplantFoliage InterestWinter InterestHeat TolerantResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:EvergreenHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:12 - 30 InchesSpacing:36 InchesSpread:36 InchesFlower Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:VariegatedHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement: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).Maintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:SpringHardiness Zones:9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Edging PlantUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses 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™ Lime Coprosma repens 'NGCOP6' USPP 29,826