Kirk's Coprosma (Coprosma × kirkii). A New Zealand plant thought to be a C. acerosa × C. repens hybrid, this quick-growing ground cover is an excellent filler. It thrives in tough areas such as road islands and other amenity plantings, as shown here.
Coprosma hawera - For banks Height: 0.1m; Spread: 2m Ideal for banks,walls and rockery. The neatest of all the widespreading forms of Coprosma producing a smooth undulating expanse of soft mid-green foliage.
Pictured is a tumbling tapestry of natives at Ayrlies in Auckland, including gold drifts of Libertia peregrinans, mounds of clipped Muehlenbeckia astonii with Coprosma acerosa hybrids in the foreground. ‘Hawera’ is my favourite green – a stringy, mossy duvet of texture that contrasts well with Coprosma acerosa brunnea, the deepest brown cultivar. Coprosmas root as they go, so can be usefully propagated by spade.