Corokias

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have at­trac­tive fo­liage and flow­ers, and make great hedges or top­i­ary as well as pol­li­na­tor food. Corokia

bud­dleioides needs a bit of shel­ter and is found at the top of the North Is­land. The wire-net­ting bush ( Corokia co­toneaster) is per­fect for ex­posed lo­cal­i­ties and dry stony soils. More or­na­men­tal va­ri­eties with bronze or var­ie­gated fo­liage are of­ten forms of Corokia x vir­gata but they still at­tract in­sects with those starry lemon flow­ers.

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