Coprosma hybrid ‘Rainbow Surprise’

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Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

3′-4′ tall x 3′-4′ wide

Exposure

Full Sun to Partial Shade

Water

Low water once established

Flower Color

N/A

Bloom Time

N/A

Special Features

Year round interest, vivid color, variegated foliage, coastal conditions

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Sunset Garden Zones

14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

9-11

Coprosma ‘Rainbow Surprise’ is a dense rounded shrub growing to 4 to 5 feet tall and as wide. It has small oval dark green leaves that display pale yellow margins. The margins turn orange and red depending on the season. In fall the color of the leaves are deep orange-red and have a dark green color in the middle. The flowers are inconspicuous. ‘Rainbow Surprise’ is planted in full coastal sun but requires light shade the more inland it is planted. Moderately well draining soil. Irrigation requirements are occasional to regular. ‘Rainbow Surprise’ is hardy to 20-25 F. It tolerates cutting back but can be allowed to take a more natural form.

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