A picture of a Large-Fruited Wire-Netting Bush

Large-Fruited Wire-Netting Bush

Corokia macrocarpa

Also known as

Wire-Netting Bush

Photo by Tim Park (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

2.5m

2m

Min

1.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Large-Fruited Wire-Netting Bush

A close up of some yellow flowers on a Corokia macrocarpa plant
A yellow flowering Corokia macrocarpa plant in a garden
A close up of a Corokia macrocarpa plant with felted green leaves
A close up of a yellow flower and some green leaves on a Corokia macrocarpa plant
A hand holding a green Corokia macrocarpa plant

Large-Fruited Wire-Netting Bush Overview

Corokia macrocarpa is an evergreen shrub species from the Argophyllaceae family. This plant is commonly known by the name Large-Fruited Wire-Netting Bush and it originates from the Chatham Islands, near New Zealand. In its natural climate, in optimal, sheltered conditions, it can reach 6m in height. This plant is usually grown under protection outside of New Zealand and typically grows to a much smaller size. It produces leathery green leaves with silvery-white, felty undersides, measuring between 5-10cm in length. Flowers are star-like, 5 petalled and coloured yellow, these appear from late spring to early summer and lead onto orange fruits. Corokia macrocarpa likes dry soil and full sun, it is moderately hardy and should be able to cope with temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees Celsius.

How to propagate Large-Fruited Wire-Netting Bush

Cuttings

Take semi-ripe cuttings from the base from late summer-autumn.

Special features of Large-Fruited Wire-Netting Bush

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves