The Corokia cotoneaster 'Green Leaf' looks delicate yet is a robust plant. The plant's fresh green coloured foliage on soft grey branches is reminiscent of wintery scenes. If well cared for, you will be rewarded with small, star-shaped yellow flowers.
Native to the southern hemisphere namely New Zealand, Australia and Rapa Iti; Corokia cotoneasters are commonly known as 'wire-netting bush' for the zig-zag patterns in which the branches grow.
This will make a beautiful addition to any plant collection and, by the end of the year, it can even be a suitably festive alternative to a Christmas tree!
Key Benefits — Stay focused!
Many studies have shown that memory and concentration improve in study and workplaces that are decorated with greenery. People that have performed under the calming influence of plants achieve tasks better and with more accuracy.
Plant Care Tips: Corokia cotoneaster ‘Green Leaf’
- Corokias grown indoors prefer areas with bright indirect light. Partial shade is also OK. Avoid dry cold draughts. Corokias can tolerate cooler temperatures but not for too long.
- Let most of the soil dry out before watering the plant. Be careful not to completely dry out or overwater it.
- Feeding is only needed after a year of growth. Use a standard houseplant fertiliser every 2 to 3 months.
- Pruning is also not needed with frequency. Cut back unwanted shoots and remove any dry or dying leaves and flowers to encourage healthier growth.
- Reporting in recommended once a year, once the plant has reached maturity, once every 2 or 3 years is enough.
- They are best propagated through wood cuttings and planted in a mixture of sand and peat to boost proper growth.
The Corokia cotoneaster 'Green Leaf' Story
Also known as Korokio, Zig Zag Shrub and Wire Netting Bush due to its growth habit.
Where is it from?
Native to New Zealand, mostly found in its North and South islands.
Who is the Corokia cotoneaster ‘Green Leaf’?
- Corokia cotoneaster plants were first described by a French botanist and surgeon, Etienne Raoul who went to New Zealand in 1840 to assist the settlement of the town of Akaroa.
- The intricate zig-zag branching habit provides protection for its leaves under the bright sun during cold winter days.
Did you know?
In their native habitat, Corokias have an important ecological role, they provide food for native lizards, bees and birds and even house small animals and insects.
Is The Corokia cotoneaster ‘Green Leaf’ The Right Plant For Me?
Maori ‘Green Leaf’ can be grown as small trees, shrubs or ground for covering plants and are resistant to pests and diseases
They are a great option for those interested in starting cultivating bonsai trees like Shohin, Kifu or Chuhin.
Easy to care for and super versatile, this plant is perfect for gardeners of all levels!
Pets: There are no toxicity reports but the plant is not edible so just in case, keep away from your furry friends.
How tall does it grow? 6-8 ft in height and 4-6 feet in width.
An adaptable and easy to care plant that looks great in any home. Get yours today!