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A picture of a Painted copperleaf

Painted copperleaf

Acalypha wilkesiana

Also known as

Fire dragon plant, Copper leaf, Beefsteak plant, Jacob's coat

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Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

3m

2m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Painted copperleaf Overview

This evergreen shrub has attractive foliage of oval serrated leaves in coppery tones as they mature, edged and splashed with red. The new leaf growth is deep green and makes a nice contrast to the older bronze foliage. Inconspicuous tassel-like catkins of reddish bronze flowers appear in summer and autumn.

Common problems with Painted copperleaf

Other uses of Painted copperleaf

Ornamental.