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Coprosma repens 'Marble Queen' (m/v)
  • RHS AGM

looking-glass plant 'Marble Queen'

'Marble Queen' is an evergreen shrub with glossy rounded leaves broadly margined or heavily splashed with creamy-white, and tiny inconspicuous yellowish male flowers in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 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 Cream Green
Summer Yellow Cream Green
Autumn Cream Green
Winter Cream Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–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

Grow outdoors in neutral to slightly acidic moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered position. Grow under glass in a loam-based potting compost with added grit in bright filtered light with good ventilation.

Propagation

Propagate by seed and semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Gravel garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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