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Corokia macrocarpa

large-fruited wire-netting bush

An evergreen shrub to 3m tall with leathery, lanceolate, deep green leaves 5-10cm long, the undersides of which are covered in a silvery-white felt. Star-shaped, yellow flowers are followed by yellow-orange fruits

Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Green Grey Silver
Summer Yellow Green Grey Silver
Autumn Green Grey Silver Orange Yellow
Winter Green Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Argophyllaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Corokia are evergreen shrubs with leathery leaves and small, bright yellow, star-shaped flowers followed by red,yellow or orange berries

Name status

Correct

Plant range
New Zealand

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade in a sheltered position, such as next to a south-facing wall; in mild areas it may be grown as a free-standing shrub or as a hedge

Propagation

Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
  • Hedging and screens
Pruning

Pruning group 8 (early-flowering evergreen shrubs) - usually no pruning required

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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