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Copperleaf - Copperplant

COPPERLEAF (Copperplant)                                                 

Annual Sun

Acalypha wilkesiana       ah-ca-LEE-fa wilk-see-AN-ah Ht. 24-36  Spread 24-36  Spacing 18

HABIT:  Fast growing tropical shrub that works like an annual for us. Flowers are insignificant. Colorful foliage all summer. Dies at frost Native to the Pacific Islands.

CULTURE:  Best in full sun, prepared beds, good drainage and ample water and fertilizer.

USES:  Background for other bedding plants.

PROBLEMS:    Extensive root system often competes with other bedding plants.

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