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Coprosma repens 'Picturata' (m/v)
  • RHS AGM

looking-glass plant 'Picturata'

'Picturata' is an evergreen shrub with rounded, glossy leaves to 6cm in length, with an irregular central blotch of creamy-yellow

Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Green Yellow
Summer Green Yellow
Autumn Green Yellow
Winter Green Yellow
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

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

Under glass grow in a loam-based potting compost in bright filtered light with good ventilation. Water freely in summer and keep just moist in winter. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly when in growth

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in spring. Seedlings must be protected from frost. Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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