Mirror bush (Coprosma repens)

Also known as: looking-glass bush, coprosma



Used as a salt tolerant hedging plant, it is now a serious weed in coastal areas and nearby bush.    


Mirror bush is a low growing shrub or small tree with thick glossy leaves. 


It grows in a wide range of habitats including coastal dunes, wetlands and rocky outcrops.

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Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Mirror bush (Coprosma repens).

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Legal requirements

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Noxious Weeds (Weed Control) Order 2014 published in the NSW Government Gazette, detailing weeds declared noxious in New South Wales, Australia, under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993. The Order lists the weed names, the control class and the control requirements for each species declared in a Local Control Authority area.

Area Class Legal requirements
Lord Howe Island 2 Regionally Prohibited Weed
The plant must be eradicated from the land and that land must be kept free of the plant

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For technical advice and assistance with identification please contact your local council weeds officer.
For further information call the NSW Invasive Plants and Animals Enquiry Line on 1800 680 244 or send an email to weeds@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Reviewed 2014