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Euphorbia cotinifolia, Red spurge, Mexican shrubby Spurge, Caribbean Copper Plant

Euphorbia cotinifolia

Red spurge, Mexican shrubby Spurge, Caribbean Copper Plant
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Origin: Central and South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageIrritating

Small multi-stemmed tree or large shrub up to 10 feet. Wine red foliage and small white flowers. The red leaves stand out against the pale bark.

Euphorbia cotinifolia has red leaves the color of the Smoke Bush, Cotinus coggygria. The Caribbean Copper Plant will lose all of its leaves if there is anything even close to a frost. Euphorbia cotinifolia will perform best if there is regular garden water. While they are quite drought tolerant they withstand this affront by dropping all of their leaves.


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