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Coprosma quadrifida

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Coprosma quadrifida Native Currant, Prickly Currant Bush,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Shrub Like, Upright

Coprosma quadrifida is an open upright native shrub with inconspicuous single green flowers occurring from September to November followed by small, edible, red fruit. It prefers moist well drained soils.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Bush Tucker, Shady Garden

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Coprosma quadrifida requires a cool moist position in well drained soils. Fertilise with a low phosphorus slow release fertiliser and mulch around the base to retain moisture. Resistant to Phytophthora cinnamomi. Not suitable for planting below power lines.

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser

Family Name: Origin:
Rubiaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Green
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: High, Medium / Moderate