Red Tip Cocoplum


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The Red Tip Cocoplum is a favorite among landscapers and gardeners alike, renowned for its captivating, reddish-pink young foliage and its resilience in various environmental conditions. This attractive shrub offers year-round interest and serves as an ideal choice for hedges, borders, or stand-alone specimens. This evergreen shrub displays glossy green mature leaves, but it’s most recognized for its young foliage which emerges in striking hues of red to pink. Over time, these vibrant tips gradually transition to a deep green. Small, inconspicuous white flowers may appear in the spring, often followed by colorful, edible fruits that range from red to purple-black. Moderate. With proper care, the Red Tip Cocoplum can achieve a robust growth rate and fill in spaces relatively quickly. Typically reaching heights of 6-10 feet, with a similar spread, though it can be pruned to desired shapes and sizes. While it can thrive in both full sun and partial shade, the intensity of the red coloration on new growth is often more pronounced with more sunlight. Once established, it boasts good drought tolerance. However, regular watering during its initial growth and in extremely dry periods is beneficial. Adaptable to various soil types, but prefers well-draining soils. It can tolerate both acidic and alkaline conditions. Low to moderate maintenance is required for the cocoplum. Periodic trimming can help maintain a desired shape, especially if used as a hedge or border. Removing dead or damaged branches will encourage healthier growth. Its vibrant, contrasting colors make it an excellent choice for hedges, foundation plantings, coastal landscapes, or as an accent plant. This hardy shrub is salt-tolerant, making it ideal for coastal areas. It also handles the heat well and is frost-tolerant to a degree. The Red Tip Cocoplum is more than just a visually appealing shrub; it’s a testament to nature’s ability to combine robustness with beauty. Its vibrant young leaves offer a burst of color in any garden, and its hardy nature ensures it can stand strong in varied conditions. Whether you’re aiming to create a dynamic hedge, a coastal garden, or simply want a stand-alone focal point, the Red Tip Cocoplum is a versatile and enchanting choice.

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