Coprosma virescens

Mingimingi

coprosma virescens
coprosma virescens
coprosma virescens mingimingi mikimiki foliage

A divaricating grower with tiny green leaves. Branch stems vary in colour from yellow-orange to red-orange. Very tough and tolerant of poor soil and dry conditions. Makes a superb, no-trim, narrow-growing hedge or screen.

native tree Native
evergreen tree Evergreen
tolerates coastal sites Tolerates coastal sites
tolerates windy sites Tolerates windy sites
dry soils Dry soils
hedging and screening Hedging and screening
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring

10 Year Size

tree shape
3m
2m

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Taxonomy and Etymology

Family: Rubiaceae, coffee, madder, or bedstraw family, a family of flowering trees, shrubs, lianas, and herbs.

Genus: Coprosma, coprosma, derived from the Greek nouns κόπρος (kópros, 'dung') and ὀσμή (osmḗ, 'odour, stench, stink, smell'), in reference to the putrid smell (methanethiol) given out by the crushed leaves of several species in this genus. A genus of flowering plants native to New Zealand, the Hawaiian Islands, Borneo, Java, New Guinea, islands of the Pacific Ocean to Australia, and the Juan Fernández Islands.

Species: Coprosma virescens, virēscēns (Latin, participle), meaning 'growing green, becoming green', in reference to the green-yellow to green-white colour of the ripe fruit of this species due to the visible presence of green seeds within. The specific epithet could also be in reference to the green-grey bark of this species.

Common Name: Mingimingi

Other Common Name(s): Mikimiki

Description and Features

Description: A divaricating grower with tiny green leaves. Branch stems vary in colour from yellow-orange to red-orange. Very tough and tolerant of poor soil and dry conditions. Makes a superb, no-trim, narrow-growing hedge or screen.

Height: 3m

Width: 2m

Uses: Hedging and screening

Tolerates: Coastal, Windy

Soil Type: Dry soils

Winter Foliage: Evergreen

Origin: Native

Stem:

  • Summer: Yellow, Orange, Red

  • Autumn: Yellow, Orange, Red

  • Winter: Yellow, Orange, Red

  • Spring: Yellow, Orange, Red

Foliage:

  • Summer: Green

  • Autumn: Green

  • Winter: Green

  • Spring: Green

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