This easy-care shrub features color and low-maintenance for any size yard. They feature many leaf types and sizes - swirly, narrow ribbons to wide, flat leaves, with brilliant colors like gold, red, orange, green and even pink.
One of the smallest croton plants is Mammy - a red variety with bright red, yellow and green leaves (pictured above), or a yellow Mammy with yellow foliage and a bit of green. The Mammy croton can be maintained about 2 to 2-1/2 feet. Different varieties can be planted together for a riot of color and a mix of textures, or place several of the same variety to grow together in a "drift."
These are slow growers, and most can easily be kept 3 feet (or less for smaller varieties). You can plant in almost any light - full sun to partial shade - with some types of this plant, like the classic Petra, preferring a bit more shade. Many (such as Mammy croton) attain their brightest coloring in full sun. Moderately salt-tolerant, these shrubs do best in Zone 10.
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