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Corokia 'Geentys Green' is a small evergreen shrub native to New Zealand and is valued for its attractive foliage and unique wiry growth habit. 



  • Size: 'Geentys Green' is a small to medium-sized shrub that can grow up to 1 to 2 meters in height and spread. It has a dense and bushy growth habit.
  • Leaves: The leaves of Corokia 'Geentys Green' are small, narrow, and elliptical-shaped. They are a glossy, dark green color with silver or gray undersides, giving the plant a distinctive two-tone appearance. The leaves are densely arranged along the wiry branches.
  • Flowers: This cultivar produces small, star-shaped yellow flowers in spring and early summer. The flowers are followed by small, dark berries that add further visual interest to the plant.


Growing Conditions:


  • Climate: Corokia 'Geentys Green' is well-adapted to temperate climates and is commonly found in coastal regions of New Zealand. It can tolerate mild frosts and is relatively hardy.
  • Sunlight: 'Geentys Green' thrives in full sun to partial shade. It prefers a location with bright, indirect light, but it can tolerate some shade.
  • Soil: The shrub prefers well-draining soils that are fertile and rich in organic matter. It can grow in various soil types, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils.
  • Watering: Corokia 'Geentys Green' has moderate water needs. It prefers regular watering to keep the soil evenly moist, especially during its establishment period. Once established, it becomes somewhat drought-tolerant.
  • Maintenance: This cultivar is generally low-maintenance. It requires little to no pruning, although occasional trimming can be done to control its size or shape.


Corokia 'Geentys Green' is a popular choice for gardens, borders, and coastal landscapes. Its attractive two-tone foliage and yellow flowers make it a visually appealing addition to a variety of settings. The dense growth habit also makes it suitable for hedging and screening purposes. Additionally, the wiry branches provide nesting sites and shelter for birds, contributing to the overall biodiversity of the garden or landscape.

Corokia virgata 'Geentys Green'

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