Mirror Plant Care: Tips For Growing Mirror Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener What is a mirror bush plant? This unusual plant is a hardy, low-maintenance shrub that thrives in difficult conditions – especially salty coastal environs. The plant is named for its amazingly shiny, jewel-like leaves. It’s easy to understand why mirror bush plant is also known as looking glass plant and creeping mirror plant, among other “shiny” names. Want more mirror plant information? Keep reading! Mirror Plant Information Mirror plant (Coprosma repens) is an evergreen shrub suitable for growing in USDA plant hardiness zones 8 through 11. This fast-growing shrub can reach mature heights of 10 feet fairly quickly. Mirror bush plant is available in several variegated forms and various combinations of creamy white, lime green, bright pink, purple, gold or soft yellow. The colors intensify when cooler weather arrives in autumn. Dwarf varieties, which top out at 2 to 3 feet,

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