Copper Leaf, Pulchella - Plant
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Common name: Copper plant.
Color: These shrubs do flower but with narrow, dangling, fuzzy blooms (called "catkins") similar in color to the foliage so the blossoms are all but invisible.
Height: 3 to 5 feet.
Difficulty level: Easy.
Planting & Care
Add composted cow manure and top soil (or organic peat humus) to the hole when you plant.Plant 3 feet apart. Come out from the house 2-1/2 to 3 feet.If you re planting along a driveway or walk, come in about 3 or 4 feet.Copperleaf plants will work fine in a container.
Sunlight: Copperleaf plants like full sun to part shade - and the more sun,the brighter the leaf color. It will enjoy part shade too, especially in hot and dry climates.
Soil: Plant your copper leaf in organically rich soil that has been amended with compost.
Water: Keep a regular watering schedule for these shrubs. If they stay too dry for too long they won t look their best.
Temprature: Copper plant prefers temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fertilizer: Fertilize 3 times a year - in spring, summer and fall - with a good granular fertilizer.
- Trim occasionally for shape and height (do branch trimming rather than using hedge trimmers).
- Give the plant a hard pruning in spring (late March or early April) for bushier growth and to keep it the size you want.
- Landscape uses for copper plantaccent by the entry
single yard specimen
anchor plant for a bed of smaller plants
lining a walk or drive
surrounding tall palms
along a blank wall
lining the edge of a porch, deck or patio
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