Corokia ×virgata

Corokia ×virgata photographed at a Hebe Society member’s garden, Cheshire, UK

Corokia × virgata (syn Corokia ‘Virgata’) is an erect, evergreen shrub of diffuse habit, growing to 10–15 ft (3–4.5 m) high. The branches may be either straight or zigzag. The leaves are variable in shape 0.5–2 in (1.2–5 cm) long. The small yellow flowers in late spring. The small fruits may be yellow, orange or red. Hardy in the UK.

Corokia virgata is now regarded as a hybrid between Corokia buddlejoides and Corokia cotoneaster. It is found in the North Island of New Zealand where there is an overlap between the above species.

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