The Corokia is suitable as an indoor plant, patio plant or bonsai plant. This young Corokia cotoneaster, looks fragile and erratic with its grey-green leathery leaves, to which it owes its ornamental value. It radiates a modern botanical minimalist look and the soft musky scent from the plant is certainly an added bonus. The branches are covered with silvery hairs and the underside of the foliage is silvery and quite hairy. In late spring and summer, little star-shaped, yellow flowers form that eventually turn to red berries. Maori® are special, decorative plants fitted into the style of the minimalist look.
|Latin name:||Corokia - cotoneaster - 'Green Leaf'|
|Delivery type:||Delivered as plant in nursery pot|
|Guarantee:||100% growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Growing Height:||40 - 60 cm|
The Corokia is such a versatile plant. Makes a great house plant but also a terrific plant on the patio or decking. The Corokia prefers a light spot, but can also cope in darker places. It will thrive in a sunny spot on the patio or decking, but if it has to go in a shady spot, that won’t be a problem. Another quality is its natural resistance to wind. Do ensure that in winter wherever you stand it, the roots of the Corokia do not stand in water, especially when potted – always select pots with holes for good drainage.
The Corokia is a very undemanding shrub. Indoors, water weekly or at least keep the potting compost moist. Do not allow the plant to stand in any excess water at the bottom of the pot as this will just drown it. If the plant is growing outdoors, just water enough so that the compost doesn’t dry out. This bush should really not stand in water. This shrub can be kept slightly drier over the winter. As it is a slow growing plant, it shouldn’t really be necessary to prune it. From time to time, do feel free to cut back any long shoots to keep its shape and obtain thicker foliage.