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Acalypha wilkesiana


Order: Euphorbiales
   Family: Euphorbiaceae
            Genus: Acalypha
                        Specie: Acalypha wilkesiana

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Fertile well-drained soil

Features: Spectacular foliage in variety of colors

Uses: Shrub borders Tropical gardens

Zones: 9-12

Description: From Fiji and nearby Pacific islands, this shrub, widely planted in tropical and subtropical areas, is appreciated especially for its striking foliage colors and patterns. Growing to 10 ft (3 m) and with a similar spread, it is popular for informal hedges

Growth Habit: Upright habit with erect stems and rounded shape

Comments: Not frost tolerant

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