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Chicken Wire Bush

Corokia cotoneaster

Also known as

Wire Netting Bush, Wire-Netting Bush

Corokia cotoneaster kz2 by Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A Corokia cotoneaster plant with a starry yellow flower
Corokia cotoneaster plant
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Chicken Wire Bush Overview

Corokia cotoneaster is an evergreen shrub from the Argophyllaceae family. This plant is commonly known by the names Chicken Wire Bush or Wire Netting Bush and it originates from New Zealand. It can reach 2m in height and spread when grown in ideal conditions and forms a rounded mass of interlocking, zig-zagging branches. This plant is often grown as an unusual houseplant outside of New Zealand. It produces attractive twiggy and twisty stems bearing small green leaves with silvery-white undersides. Flowers are star-like, 5 petalled and coloured yellow, these appear from late spring to early summer and lead onto red or yellow berry fruits.

How to propagate Chicken Wire Bush


Take semi-ripe cuttings from the base from mid-late summer. Softwood cuttings best taken in early summer.

Special features of Chicken Wire Bush

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Other uses of Chicken Wire Bush

Suitable for coastal conditions.