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About Copper Leaf

Basic varieties come in several different colors - red, pink and white. The red is a rusty mix of coppery red with bright pink accents. Pink has beautiful mottled pink, green and white leaves (bright pink in more sun, pastel pink in part shade).

White is creamy white mixed with green. Newer cultivars include smaller-leaved shrubs like Inferno as well as new colors such as showy Tricolor with red, green and yellow foliage.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Copper plant.
Maximum Reachable Height 3 to 5 feet.
Flower Colour 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.
Difficulty Level Easy.

Planting and care

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.

Copper Leaf 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.
Watering Keep a regular watering schedule for these shrubs. If they stay too dry for too long they won t look their best.
Soil Plant your copper leaf in organically rich soil that has been amended with compost.
Temperature Copper plant prefers temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fertilizer Fertilize 3 times a year - in spring, summer and fall - with a good granular fertilizer.

Copper Leaf uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Landscape uses for copper plant accent by the entry single yard specimen anchor plant for a bed of smaller plants corner-of-the-house accent hedge lining a walk or drive surrounding tall palms along a blank wall lining the edge of a porch, deck or patio

Frequently Asked Questions

How fast does copper leaf plant grow?

Copper leaf plant grow up to 10-15 feet tall within 3-5 years with proper care and management.

How to prune copper leaf plant?

Copper leaf plant needs little pruning to develop a strong structure. Remove broken, dead, dying, or damaged branches by using clean cutting shear.

How to propagate copper leaf plant?

Copper leaf plant is propagated by air layers or cuttings.

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