Corokia

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This is a small genus of only 3 species of evergreen shrubs that have become immensely popular in the landscaping of NZ gardens. They all produce small star-like yellow flowers followed by red, orange or yellow berries and are ideally suited to hedging due to their unusual interlacing branch habit and dainty leaves.  




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Picture of Corokia Bronze King
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aka Korokio

The gorgeous warm bronze leaf tones of this native Corokia make it highly desirable for contrast planting. 'Bronze King' has a tight, compact habit making it perfect for hedging. Trims well. Tough, hardy and easy to grow in just about any conditions including coastal. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 150cm

Corokia Bronze King

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 2l  ? 

$16.99

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Picture of Corokia Emerald n Jade
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aka Korokio

Grown for the interesting twisting branch pattern and soft green foliage set on silver grey stems. Nice compact habit making it an excellent choice for hedging and group planting. The bright yellow spring flowers are followed by yellow/orange berries. So easy to grow. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 0.6m

Corokia Emerald n Jade

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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Picture of Corokia Frosted Chocolate
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aka Korokio

Native. Chocolate without the calories! The soft melted chocolate colour of the leaves combines well with other foliage and looks fantastic as a formal hedge with a difference. Easy to grow and clips extremely well. Yellow flowers in spring followed by berries that birds love. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1m

Corokia Frosted Chocolate

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

$7.99

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Picture of Corokia Geentys Ghost
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aka Korokio

Add a silvery green shimmer to your planting schemes with this special little native. Great contrast plant that makes a wonderful formal hedge or topiary specimen as it clips extremely well. Equally attractive planted in informal groups. Easy to grow. Evergreen. PVR.

Corokia are tolerant of coastal conditions, very hardy and thrive in just about any soil though their preference is for an open sunny site. Very quick to establish. If not trimmed to hard the little yellow flowers will turn into red berries in the autumn that birds love.

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m

Corokia Geentys Ghost

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 1.3l  ? 

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Picture of Corokia Little Prince
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aka Korokio

This lovely dwarf Corokia has unusual almost black foliage with a hint of silver. Fabulous combined with other grey or silver foliage plants. Perhaps plant a group around a stunning black container. Ideal for hedging as it clips well. Tough and easy to grow. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 75cm

Corokia Little Prince

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 1.3l  ? 

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Picture of Corokia Mangatangi
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aka Korokio

Native. This form of Korokio or Corokia was discovered at the Mangatangi dam in the Hinua ranges hence the name. The foliage is silver green and has quite a 'misty' look. Yellow flowers in spring followed by berries. A great shrub for group planting or hedging, tough, hardy and evergreen.

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5 x 1m

Corokia Mangatangi

Current Stock Height: 60/70 cm  ? 

Container: 3.3l  ? 

$21.99

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Picture of Corokia Silver Prince
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Corokia Silver Prince is the ideal hedging plant. Leaves are small with a silver grey tint and the foliage very dense making it suitable for clipping and low maintenance. Tiny yellow flower followed by small red berry. Very hardy and can handle strong winds, coastal conditions and dry soils once established. Excellent used as low to medium sized hedging. Great filler shrub in any garden. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Yellow
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 0.75m

Corokia Silver Prince

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

$19.99

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