Fruit - raw. Succulent
. Sweet, but with little flavour
. The bright blue fruit is about 7mm in diameter
The roasted seed is an excellent coffee substitute
A yellow dye is obtained from the wood, it does not require a mordant
There are no medicinal uses listed for Coprosma moorei.
Seed - probably best sown as soon as it is ripe in a greenhouse or cold frame[K]. Sow stored seed in spring in a cold frame
. Germination can be slow, often taking more than 12 months even when fresh seed is used[K]. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots. Grow on the plants for at least their first winter in a greenhouse and plant out in late spring or early summer. Give the plants some protection from the cold for their first winter outdoors[K].
Cuttings of mature wood of the current year's growth, autumn in a frame.
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Requires a moist, very well-drained neutral to slightly acid soil in full sun or light shade
. Succeeds in most soils, so long as they are well-drained
. This species is proving to be very difficult to grow in Britain
Somewhat intolerant of frost, plants are only likely to succeed outdoors in the milder areas of Britain.
Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus.
Unlike most members of this genus, this species is hermaphrodite
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Coprosma moorei.
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