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Corokia x virgata 'Frosted Chocolate' (Corokia 'Frosted Chocolate')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Corokia x virgata 'Frosted Chocolate'

Other names

Corokia 'Frosted Chocolate'

Genus

Corokia Corokia

Variety or Cultivar

'Frosted Chocolate' _ 'Frosted Chocolate' is a mid-sized evergreen shrub. It has leathery, bronzed, ovate leaves that turn chocolate brown in winter.


Corokia x virgata 'Frosted Chocolate' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Upright

Foliage

Bronze-tinted, Green in Spring; Green, Bronze-tinted in Summer; Green, Bronze-tinted in Autumn; Chocolate brown in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8. Tolerates hard pruning to restrict growth.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Corokia x virgata 'Frosted Chocolate' (Corokia 'Frosted Chocolate') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Foliage only, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny, sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Corokia x virgata 'Frosted Chocolate'

Other names

Corokia 'Frosted Chocolate'

Genus

Corokia Corokia

Variety or Cultivar

'Frosted Chocolate' _ 'Frosted Chocolate' is a mid-sized evergreen shrub. It has leathery, bronzed, ovate leaves that turn chocolate brown in winter.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Upright


Colour

Foliage

Bronze-tinted, Green in Spring; Green, Bronze-tinted in Summer; Green, Bronze-tinted in Autumn; Chocolate brown in Winter

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8. Tolerates hard pruning to restrict growth.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Corokia x virgata 'Frosted Chocolate' (Corokia 'Frosted Chocolate') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Foliage only, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in a sunny, sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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