This shiny mini-hedge performs fantastically in frontline coastal gardens, and anywhere that isn't too cold during the winter (which is most of Australia!) The rich glossy leaf colour changes subtly through the seasons; and as it's neat and relatively slow-growing you can put your feet up and skip the monthly clipping chore.
Coprosma repens ‘Karo Red’ PBR APPEARANCE : Small slow-growing New Zealand shrub with very glossy diamond-shaped leaves (hence its common name of mirror bush) and naturally compact habit. Karo Red has variegated leaves, vivid emerald in the centre shading to dark chocolate on the edges, becoming redder. USE FOR : Low hedges, feature planting, in pots. PLANTING : Plant in well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. It can grow in heavy soils and clay but performs best in light sandy ones. Happy at the coast, can survive a light overnight frost once mature, is drought tolerant, and apparently somewhat fire-resistant though we have not tested this. CARE : Fertilise with a slow release fertiliser in spring and again in autumn. Prune to maintain shape and compact growth. Water young plants regularly until established; older plants have low water needs. HEIGHT & WIDTH :  1.2 m H x 80 cm W YOUR PLANTS : These plants are tubestock plants with young healthy roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 42 mm wide and 80 mm high.