A picture of a Korokio

Korokio

Corokia buddleioides

Corokia buddleioides 01 by Michael Wolf (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

2m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Korokio

A Corokia buddleioides plant
A close up of some green leaves on a Corokia buddleioides plant
A close up of some Corokia buddleioides leaves
A close up of some yellow flowers on a Corokia buddleioides plant

Korokio Overview

Corokia buddleioides is an evergreen shrub species from the Argophyllaceae family. It originates from the North Island of 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, slim, shiny green leaves with silvery-white, felty undersides, measuring between 5-15cm in length. Flowers are star-like, 5 petalled and coloured yellow, these appear from late spring to early summer and lead onto orange-red fruits. Corokia buddleioides likes dry soil and full sun, it is less hardy compared to other Corokia species and should be grown with this in mind.

How to propagate Korokio

Cuttings

Special features of Korokio

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Indoor plant

Other uses of Korokio

Suitable for coastal conditions.