The genus Corokia is found in New Zealand (ten species) as well as a few species on islands close by. The name is derived from the indigenous Māori name for Corokia: korokio. These plants, in the Argophyllaceae family are all woody. Of all the Corokia species found in New Zealand, Corokia cotoneaster has the widest distribution, occurring from sub-alpine scrub to coastal cliffs. As a result, the form of this plant is quite varied throughout its range. Hybrids (mostly with C. buddleioides) and cultivars exists in the horticultural world. ‘Little Prince” is a cultivar of C. cotoneaster which is smaller in size and has more grey, downy hairs on new growth. This species makes an excellent container plant if properly drained and can also be used for bonsai.