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Croton alabamensis

Common Name(s):
Alabama croton
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Crushed leaves have a banana-apple fragrance

Height:
6-8 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, apple-green leaves; 2-4 in. long; silvery below; oldest leaves turn brilliant orange in fall
Flower:
Yellow-green flowers in spring on 1-1.5 in. raceme; drupe
Zones:
6 to 8
Habit:
Semi-evergreen to deciduous
Site:
Partial shade to shade; moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Open, floppy habit
Width:
4-6 ft.
Tags:
evergreen, deciduous

NCCES plant id: 1519

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