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Tequila Sunrise Mirror Bush

Coprosma repens 'Tequila Sunrise'

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Tequila Sunrise Mirror Bush (Coprosma repens 'Tequila Sunrise') at Tagawa Gardens

Tequila Sunrise Mirror Bush foliage

Tequila Sunrise Mirror Bush foliage

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Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8

Other Names:  Looking Glass Plant

Description:

Emerging green foliage with gold margins become intensely orange and red flushed as the season progresses; an extraordinary variety perfect for shaping into topiaries or hedges; visually stunning

Ornamental Features

Tequila Sunrise Mirror Bush has attractive gold-variegated orange foliage with hints of red which emerges light green in spring. The small glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain orange throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The smooth khaki (brownish-green) bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Tequila Sunrise Mirror Bush is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Tequila Sunrise Mirror Bush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Tequila Sunrise Mirror Bush will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Tequila Sunrise Mirror Bush makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, this plant may be too tender to survive the winter if left outdoors in a container. Contact our experts for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Bark 
Ornamental Features

This Plant Library is for informational purposes only. We may or may not carry the items listed. During many times of the year, we may carry many more plants in our store than are listed in the Plant Library. Please contact us directly at 303-690-4722 or visit our store for current availability and for assistance.


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