Coptosperma littorale, also known as Gomphandra littorale, is a species of flowering shrub native to Australia. It is a large shrub, growing 5-10 feet tall with broad, glossy, bright green leaves. This plant is well suited for containers, making it simple to move around, depending on your preference.
Coptosperma littorale prefers a full sun to semi-shade exposure. This plant is moderately drought resistant once established, but benefits from regular water during dry spells. The plant is evergreen and blooms in late winter, with clusters of white and off-white flowers that have a wonderful, sweet fragrance.
Though Coptosperma littorale is hardy in USDA Zone 9-11, it can also be grown in colder regions with protection and care. If you decide to grow it in a pot in a colder region, be sure to move it indoors during the cooler months or find a place where it can be sheltered from heavy wind or frost.
Coptosperma littorale is an attractive plant that not only flowers profusely in late winter, but is also capable of handling a variety of growing conditions, making it a great choice for many gardeners. With proper care and protection, this species of large shrub can be grown in areas with a wide range of climates.