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Phormium ‘Coppershine’

06 Oct 2005

General information

Cultivar name:

Phormium ‘Coppershine’



Not listed by Heenan (1991). Our plant came from a nursery in Cornwall.


Phormium tenax


Leaf colour

Colour group:


Upper surface:

Greyish-olive green leaves with orange margins.

Lower surface:

Much more greyish-green with dark midrib and margins.


In the autumn the tips of older leave turn bright glowing orange and this colour spreads gradually down the leaf.

The plants are similar enough to Phormium 'Copper Beauty' to make us wonder whether it is just a corruption of this name. However, our plants have wider, and more rigid and upright leaves than 'Copper Beauty' although the colours are similar.


Growth form

Shape group:


Leaf length:

< 130 cm

Leaf width:

< 7 cm



Flowers and fruit



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