Skip to content

Plant Finder

shrub

Cappuccino Mirror Bush

Coprosma 'Cappuccino'

Add To My Wish List

print page
 
Cappuccino Mirror Bush (Coprosma 'Cappuccino') at Roger's Gardens

Cappuccino Mirror Bush foliage

Cappuccino Mirror Bush foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Cappuccino Mirror Bush (Coprosma 'Cappuccino') at Roger's Gardens

Cappuccino Mirror Bush

Cappuccino Mirror Bush

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8b

Other Names:  Looking Glass Plant

Description:

This stunning variety features feathery chocolate brown foliage on a compact upright growth habit; leaves darken even more in winter; perfect for shaping into topiaries or hedges; excellent backdrop for light colored garden plantings or features

Ornamental Features

Cappuccino Mirror Bush has attractive brown foliage which emerges coppery-bronze in spring. The tiny glossy round leaves are highly ornamental and remain brown throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The smooth khaki (brownish-green) bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Cappuccino Mirror Bush is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Cappuccino Mirror Bush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Cappuccino Mirror Bush will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 499 years or more; think of this as a heritage shrub for future generations!

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Cappuccino Mirror Bush makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features