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Codiaeum variegatum, Croton

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Codiaeum variegatum

Croton
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Malaysia and the Pacific Islands
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageFragrantSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The cultivated garden crotons are very popular and come in an amazing diversity of leaf shapes and colors. What they do have in common are rather thick evergreen alternate leaves, tiny inconspicuous star-shaped yellow flowers that hang down in long racemes, and a milky sap that bleeds from cut stems. Depending on the cultivar, the leaves may be ovate to linear, entire to deeply lobed, and variegated with green, white, purple, orange, yellow, red or pink. The colors may follow the veins, the margins or they may be in blotches on the leaf.


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