Scientific name: Coprosma crassifolia
English name: Thick leaved coprosma
- native to the Wellington Region
Suits: dry, partial shade, sunny, shelter, exposure, coastal forest garden, coastal and dune garden, small garden or balcony
About Coprosma crassifolia
An excellent coastal plant providing a tough shelter and great for dry, rocky and expsoed locations. Providing good food for native birds and lizards, as well as ground cover for these. A dense shrub with wide-angled, rigid, reddish branches covered in small round, glossy, dark green leaves. Bark on older branches and trunks smooth but often ridged and sculptured. Can grow up to 4 metre tall and 2 metre wide. More sparsley branched in partial shade than in full sun. The fruit is transparent and yellowish or white, with one large seed.
Provides for birds
Provides for lizards
- Complexity and height
- Ground cover for retreat
- Clump forming for camouflage and insects
- Protection from predators
Read more about gardening for lizards.