A bushy shrub to 2 metres high and a metre wide, with red brown foliage that gently weeps, highlighted with red berries from time to time. Does well on a wide range of soil types, and likes a sunny position. Best in warm temperate to tropical areas, as cooler temperatures can lead to leaf drop. Prune lightly for more compact growth.
|Scientific Name:||Breynia cernua|
|Common Name:||Coffee Bush|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Weeping|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Decorative fruit, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
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