Corokia Paratutu Syn Corokia cotoneaster korokio,
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Plants are in 5cm pots
A tangle-branched (divaricating) coastal shrub with rough black branches and branchlets, and greyish-green stems and leaves, the undersurface of which are thickly covered in pale greyish-white tomentose (downy hairs). Flowers are yellow and star-shaped and the ‘berries’ (or more technically ‘drupes’- a succulent fruit with the seed enclosed in a bony casing) are yellow to light orange.
In the wild it is limited to Paratutu off the coast at New Plymouth grows to 5m but can be trimmed