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03/11/2012 at 16:52

does anyone know if Coprosma Porto Red  is frost tolerant and can I prune it

03/11/2012 at 18:06

I don't think Coprosmas are frost tolerant. I can't keep them in a cold greenhouse through the winter.

03/11/2012 at 22:46

Thanks for the info, I will bring mine indoors, do you know if I can prune it as it looks rather untidy and straggly not as compact as when I bought it 6 months ago


04/11/2012 at 08:59

I've never kept one alive long enough to prune it. I don't think I'd interfere with a non hardy shrub at this time of year though.

04/11/2012 at 10:20

I think you may be right although now I have it indoors in the conservatory, I may trim it a little when it becomes acclimatised, what do you think?

04/11/2012 at 10:54
Hello June. Coprosma is "iffy" for me even in this mild area. I kept one for 3 years or so and I did prune it in an effort to keep it bushy. It got scruffy, the foliage colour deteriorated and I decided there were better foliage shrubs around so removed it. It is definitely better in a conservatory and pruned for shape and appearance and pinched out during summer too
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