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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Fruit - raw or cooked. Sweet, but without much flavour[1]. The fruits vary in colour from white to blue or sea-green[1]. The fruit is seldom borne in Britain[2]. The fruit is about 12mm wide[3]. The roasted seed is an excellent coffee substitute[4].

Unknown part

Fruit

Material uses

A yellow dye is obtained from the wood, it does not require a mordant[4]. A dense carpeting plant, it can be planted about 25cm apart to form a ground cover[2]. The cultivar 'Violet Drops' is much more vigorous than the type, forming compact mats up to 2 metres across and making a very good ground cover[1].

Unknown part

Dye

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Coprosma petriei.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

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[3]. 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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Cultivation

Requires a moist, very well-drained neutral to slightly acid soil in full sun or light shade[3]. Succeeds in most soils, so long as they are well-drained[1]. This plant has survived very dry conditions with us and appears to be very drought tolerant[K].

One of the hardiest members of this genus, it succeeds outdoors in the rock garden in many parts of the country[5]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[3][1], though it does not seem to cross with C. pumila, C. atropurpurea or any red-fruited species[1]. There are several named forms selected for their ornamental value[1].

Plants are normally dioecious, though in some species the plants produce a few flowers of the opposite sex before the main flowering and a few hermaphrodite flowers are sometimes produced[1]. Male and female plants must usually be grown if seed is required.

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Coprosma petriei.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Coprosma petriei
Genus
Coprosma
Family
Rubiaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    Herbaceous or Woody
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.51.61.71.81.9 Knees. S. The New Plantsman. Volume 2, 1995. Royal Horticultural Society ISBN 1352-4186 (1995-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.22.3 Thomas. G. S. Plants for Ground Cover J. M. Dent & Sons ISBN 0-460-12609-1 (1990-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.43.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    4. ? 4.04.14.24.3 Brooker. S. G., Cambie. R. C. and Cooper. R. C. Economic Native Plants of New Zealand. Oxford University Press ISBN 0-19-558229-2 (1991-00-00)
    5. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
    6. ? Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named PFAFimport-11
    7. ? Allan. H. H. Flora of New Zealand. Government Printer, Wellington. (1961-00-00)

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