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Coprosma repens 'Pina Colada'

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Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Coprosma (kop-ROS-muh) (Info)
Species: repens (REE-penz) (Info)
Cultivar: Pina Colada

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Chartreuse/Yellow

Red

Orange

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pasadena, California

Salinas, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 13, 2014, weatherguesser from Salinas, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Very pretty cultivar with multicolored gold, yellow, red/purple, and orange foliage. Native to New Zealand. According to San Marcos Growers, this is a sport of Coprosma 'Tequila Sunrise'.

I've had luck with the 'Rainbow Surprise' cultivar in part sun, so I thought I'd give this a try. My experience with Coprosmas so far is that they grow outward faster than upward; my Rainbow Surprise is 3 years old and about 2-1/2 feet wide but only about 16 inches tall. They appear to be quite frost-tolerant here in zone 9B, but we only get down to around 25F at worst.

Foliage maintains its color through the winter.