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Pacific™ Sunset Mirror Bush

Coprosma repens 'Jwncopps'

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Pacific Sunset Mirror Bush (Coprosma repens 'Jwncopps') at Green Thumb Nursery

Pacific™ Sunset Mirror Bush foliage

Pacific™ Sunset Mirror Bush foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Pacific Sunset Mirror Bush (Coprosma repens 'Jwncopps') at Green Thumb Nursery

Pacific™ Sunset Mirror Bush

Pacific™ Sunset Mirror Bush

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8b

Other Names:  Looking Glass Plant

Group/Class:  Pacific Series


This stunning variegated cultivar produces wavy foliage with bright red-orange centers and deep burgundy edges, on a dense, compact habit; best in part sun and light shade, or full sun on the coast; fairly drought tolerant once established

Ornamental Features

Pacific™ Sunset Mirror Bush has attractive scarlet foliage edged in burgundy with hints of orange which emerges chartreuse in spring on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth. The small glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain scarlet throughout the winter. The smooth khaki (brownish-green) bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Pacific™ Sunset Mirror Bush is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Pacific™ Sunset Mirror Bush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Pacific™ Sunset Mirror Bush will grow to be about 4 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. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

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 may require supplemental watering during periods of drought or extended heat. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Pacific™ Sunset 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
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Foliage Color  Texture  Bark 
Ornamental Features