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Euphorbia cotinifolia/Caribbean Copper Plant

Euphorbia cotinifolia / Euphorbia cotinifolia
Beautiful maroon-colored foliage
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Beautiful maroon-colored foliage

This specimen is a strong contrast to other nearby plants

A ground covering mass of striking foliage during the summer months

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Scientific Name: Euphorbia cotinifolia
Common Name: Caribbean Copper Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: It produces white sap that irritates eyes and skin. Low temperatures close to or those producing a light freeze will cause this species to defoliate. The white flowers have red appendages and the brown seed pods are produced following flowering.