Herb latin name: Corokia x virgata

Family: Cornaceae (Dogwood Family)

Description of the plant:


3 m
(9 3/4 foot)


Habitat of Corokia x virgata:

Not known in the wild.

Other uses of the herb:

Plants can be grown as a medium size hedge, they are fairly tolerant of trimming and do well in mild coastal areas.

Propagation of Corokia x virgata:

Seed - this is a hybrid species and will not come true from seed. The seed can be sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe or in the late winter. It can be slow to germinate. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Cuttings of mature wood of the current year's growth, 7 - 10cm with a heel, November in a cold frame. Leave for 12 months before potting up. High percentage.

Cultivation of the herb:

Not known in the wild.

Medicinal use of Corokia x virgata:

None known

Known hazards of Corokia x virgata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.