Coprosma brunnea

Drainage:DampVery DryWell Drained
Height Range:0.3
Site Conditions:ExposedFrost TolerantHeavy SoilSandy SoilWindy
Spread Range:1
Sunlight:Full SunPartial Shade
Features:Attractive foliageAttractive to insectsDivaricatingEvergreenSuitable for Revegetation Species


Mat ground cover – can have different forms – most often red-brown stems, small green leaf. Blue berries in autumn. Tolerant of hard conditions. Good for banks.

Small-leaved Coprosmas are good for revegetation projects, hedging, and adding texture into a garden. They are evergreen and suited to full sun to part shade.  They produce berries from January to April that are dispersed by fruit-eating animals (frugivory).  They also provide habitat for New Zealand’s declining lizard and gecko populations. As attractors of these small animals, they are a pioneer shrub in revegetation projects. Mingimingi provides a tough shelter, providing good food for native birds and lizards, as well as ground cover for these.

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