Coprosma 'Lemon and Lime'
Description: Attractive evergreen foliage which is marked shades of lemon and lime nearing the centre of each leaf. Excellent when grown in a protected site where the shiney foliage will give an exotic feel and the leaves take on a more dramatic colour in winter and spring. Upright and compact habit.
Uses: Great dramatic foliage plants for beds, borders, coastal areas and good as a container plant. Coprosma are normally grown for their attractive foliage.
Climate / Position: Plant in partial shade to sunny site. The best foliage colour is achieved in a sunny site.
Height / Spread: Height up to 1m. Spread 80cm.
Soil Requirements: Moist but well drained soil.
Pruning: None required though trimming stragley shoots or shaping after winter may be useful. Responds well to pruning so may be contained if needed.
Additional Interest: PBR - Plant Breeders Rights apply.
There are about 60 species of this shiny leaf shrub originating from Australasia. Indigenous peoples use the wood and inner bark of coprosma as a yellow dye, the leaves are used for an antibacterial wound poultice and the seeds are ground as a coffee substitute The genus was found and classified in the late 18th century.