Corokia Cotoneaster 'Green Leaf' - PlantCorokia cotoneaster 'Green Leaf'
The Corokia is also known as the zigzag plant.
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.Show more
Show moreThe 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.
Show moreThe 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.
Corokia in the winterThe Corokia is used to hard coastal winds and is fairly hardy – will easily manage -18° C and for a short frosty period can tolerate -10° C. The Corokia will however prefer to hibernate in a cool place over the winter and the perfect temperature would be between 5° C - 10° C, but a warmer place up to 15° C will not cause a problem.
If your Corokia is on the patio or decking, you must give it some protection from the first frost or bring it indoors. If your Corokia is kept in a cool spot for the winter, you may see small yellow flowers appear in spring.
Uses for CorokiaThe minimalist simplicity of a pure design gives added value to your interior. The idea being that ‘Less is more’ - the perfect expression.
The industrial and minimalist style is all about the space itself. The shape of the Corokia fits this style perfectly. The small touches of ‘green’ give warmth and colour to the space and look very natural.
In this warm homely style, where colours and footprints are in harmony, attention is often focused on ‘nature’, as much as possible back to the basic, purely natural. Very basic and quite classical. Here, the Corokia is the type of plant that combines well with all styles, with the classical form or with the modern botanical style. Just so versatile.
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Latin name Corokia cotoneaster 'Green Leaf' Brand Maori® Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee Color Green, Silver, Yellow Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented deliciously scented Flowers for cutting no Growing height 40 - 60 cm