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Coprosma 'Inferno'PBR (f/v)

An evergreen shrub to 1.3m high, with an upright habit and oval to rounded, glossy green leaves edged with yellow-orange in spring and summer, and flushed dark purple-brown with red margins in autumn and winter. This is a female cultivar, though flowers are insignificant and berries are rarely produced

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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Yellow Orange
Summer Green Yellow Orange
Autumn Green Yellow Pink
Winter Red Purple
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Rubiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy, Columnar upright
Genus

Coprosma are evergreen shrubs with leathery, simple leaves and insignificant dioecious flowers, followed by colourful berries on female plants, where both sexes are grown together

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

In milder areas, grow outdoors in neutral to slightly acid soil, in sun or light shade, and protect from winter frosts. In colder areas, grow under glass in loam-based potting compost with added grit, in bright filtered light and with good ventilation

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer. As this plant is protected by Plant Breeders' Rights, any propagation should be for personal rather than commercial use

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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