About Coprosma ‘Tequila Sunrise’ (Tequila Sunrise Mirror Plant)
This evergreen shrub called Coprosma ‘Tequila Sunrise’ can be best characterized by its colorful foliage. Small shiny elliptical leaves marked with green centers and contrasting borders in shades of yellow, red, and orange are densely packed in this moderately sized shrub. With an average landscape size of 3-5′ both wide and tall, this variety is considered a moderate grower that naturally takes a pyramidal shaped form. As many plants lose their leaves and color during the fall season, the color of this specimen’s leaves intensify. The winter season welcomes striking oranges and reds, an interesting contrast against other evergreens in the winter season.
Planting and Care Instructions
Plant Tequila Sunrise Mirror Plant in average well-draining soil and water regularly during its first few growing seasons. Once a healthy root system has been established you can reduce watering frequency. This plant thrives when planted in full to partial sun exposure and if needed, a general fertilizer can be used in the spring before new growth. While generally considered low maintenance, annual pruning is suggested to maintain a neat appearance.
Landscape Design Ideas
When using this Coprosma in your landscape design, consider planting it in multiples to bring interesting color contrast to an otherwise green color palette. Use as an accent, in containers around a patio, or as a border to a path. If you are looking for other colorful winter plant options, Coprosma ‘Evening Glow’ is an excellent alternative to consider.
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