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Hybrid Wire-Netting Bush

Corokia × virgata

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Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Hybrid Wire-Netting Bush Overview

Corokia × virgata is a hybrid shrub formed from the species Corokia buddleiodes and Corokia cotoneaster. This plant is commonly known by the name Hybrid Wire-Netting Bush and it originates from the North Island of New Zealand. In its natural climate, in optimal, sheltered conditions, it can reach 5m in height, however 2m is more common. This plant is grown as a houseplant outside of New Zealand. Corokia × virgata 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 orange fruits. Cultivars of this hybrid plant won the Show Your Colours Award IPM in 2019.

How to propagate Hybrid Wire-Netting Bush

Cuttings

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

Other uses of Hybrid Wire-Netting Bush

Suitable for coastal conditions.