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botanical name:
Coprosma repens 'Painter's Palette'
Coprosma repens 'Painter's Palette' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Mirror Plant
family:  Rubiaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 2.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: multicoloured
flower colour:
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -2°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Evergreen shrub with attractive broadly ovate, rather fleshy, glossy leaves strongly coloured in a mixture of dusky green, yellow, red and bronze. Colours become darker and more intense in autumn and winter. Male cultivar, inconspicuous flowers.

Rather tender, needing a warm position or best grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse. Moist, well drained, reasonably fertile neutral to slightly acid soil. Sun or part shade. Unlikely to attain full size in the UK.

From semi-ripe cuttings taken in late summer.

Conservatory plant or shrub borders and rock gardens in mild climates.

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