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

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Characteristics

Plant type

Conservatory/Greenhouse or Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H2 (tender - cool or frost-free greenhouse)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Cream and Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

2.5-4 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5-2.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

looking-glass plant 'Marble Queen'

Family

Rubiaceae


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

'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

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

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.

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Loam, Clay or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed and semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Gravel Garden, Low Maintenance or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free