Story: Shrubs and small trees of the forest



This shiny-leaved coprosma (Coprosma repens) forms low forest around the exposed coasts of the North Island and northern tip of the South Island. Taupata has been widely used as a hedge plant in seaside gardens, and a number of colourful and variegated forms are in cultivation.

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Joanna Orwin, 'Shrubs and small trees of the forest - Coprosmas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Joanna Orwin, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015