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Cappuccino Coprosma*

Coprosma 'Cappuccino'

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Cappuccino Coprosma (Coprosma 'Cappuccino') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Cappuccino Coprosma foliage

Cappuccino Coprosma foliage

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Cappuccino Coprosma (Coprosma 'Cappuccino') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Cappuccino Coprosma

Cappuccino Coprosma

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8

Description:

This stunning variety features feathery chocolate brown foliage on a compact upright growth habit; leaves darken even more in winter; perfect for shaping into topiarys or hedges; excellent backdrop for light colored garden plantings or features

Ornamental Features

Cappuccino Coprosma has attractive brown foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The tiny glossy round leaves are highly ornamental and remain brown 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

Cappuccino Coprosma is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. 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.

Cappuccino Coprosma is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Cappuccino Coprosma will grow to be about 5 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, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 499 years or more; think of this as a heritage shrub for future generations!

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 particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Cappuccino Coprosma 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. 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 store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark 
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