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Corokia x virgata - Turrill.
                 
Common Name
Family Cornaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known in the wild.
Range A hybrid species, probably C. buddleioides x C. cotoneaster.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Corokia x virgata


Corokia x virgata
   
Physical Characteristics
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Corokia x virgata is an evergreen Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft) by 3.5 m (11ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower in May. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Hedge;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Hedge;  Hedge.

Plants can be grown as a medium size hedge[29], they are fairly tolerant of trimming and do well in mild coastal areas[188].
Cultivation details
Succeeds in any fertile well-drained soil[1] as long as it is not very dry[202]. Prefers a position in full sun but tolerates light shade[202]. Plants are very wind tolerant[188]. This species is on the borderlines of hardiness at Kew, but it resprouts from the base if cut back by severe weather[11]. It tolerates temperatures down to about -8°c if growing in a sunny sheltered position by a wall and also succeeds as a free-standing shrub in the milder areas of the country[1]. This hybrid species is particularly free-flowering and produces copious fruit[219]. A number of named forms have been developed for their ornamental value[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].
Propagation
Seed - this is a hybrid species and will not come true from seed. The seed can be sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe or in the late winter. It can be slow to germinate. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Cuttings of mature wood of the current year's growth, 7 - 10cm with a heel, November in a cold frame. Leave for 12 months before potting up. High percentage[78].

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Conservation Status
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