- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Height 1 - 2.5 Feet
- Width 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 9-11
Waxwing Gold mirror bush’s glossy green and yellow leaves shine in the landscape. When temperatures drop, the edges of the leaves take on a tinge of red. This evergreen gets about 30 inches tall and has a 36-inch spread, suggesting Waxwing Gold mirror bush will be a shimmery ground cover or low-growing shrub. It also works well as a border or edging plant or in a mass planting. In a pot, it would be a beautiful filler. The plant is deer resistant.
Waxwing Gold mirror bush (Coprosma repens) is heat tolerant and because it’s evergreen, has colorful winter interest. Small greenish flowers appear in spring, but they are not showy. This naturally mounded plant is grown and appreciated for its variegated foliage. In cold climates, Waxwing Gold mirror bush can be grown as a houseplant. There’s also a Waxwing Lime.
Fun Fact: The scientific name for waxwing, Coprosma, means "smells of dung" in Greek. Thankfully this plant species does not smell bad!
Waxwing Gold Mirror Bush Care
Grow in full to part sunlight. It does fine in average soil and with average watering. It can be trimmed throughout the season or allowed to be a low branching shrub.
This plant can also be grown as a houseplant in colder areas of the United States. If you choose to do that, the plant will need a south facing window so it receives enough sunlight.
Waxwing Gold Mirror Bush Spacing
Plant about 36 inches, center on center, where the center of one Waxwing Gold mirror bush is 36 inches from the center of the next one or from another plant or structure.
Waxwing Gold Mirror Bush Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11
|Plant Type: Shrub
|Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
|Mature Height: 1 - 2.5 Feet
|Mature Width: 3 Feet
|Plant Spacing: 3 Feet
|Growth Habit: Mounded
|Flower Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Spring
|Foliage Type: Evergreen
|Foliage Color(s): Variegated
|Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
|Uses: Border Plant Container Edging Plant Groundcover Landscape Mass Planting
|Plant Brand: Proven Winners
|Botanical/Scientific Name: Coprosma repens 'Golden Star' USPP 28,272
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.