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Corokia x virgata 'Frosted Chocolate'
© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Korokio
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: brown & green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: red
main season: All Year
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -8°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Medium sized evergreen shrub with downy white shoots and ovate, leathery, bronze-tinged green leaves that turn chocolatey brown in winter. Small yellow flowers in late spring, followed by red berries.
Full sun and well drained soil. Needs a fairly mild location or a position sheltered from hard frosts.
Can be trimmed and used for hedging or even topiary.
From semi-ripe cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in autumn. They are best taken with a heel.