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Croton alabamensis

Croton - Alabama

Alabama Croton is a very rare semi-evergreen native from the South, which has proved to be surprisingly hardy in zone 6. The light green leathery leaves have striking silver undersides in the summer, and the more mature foliage turns a lovely orange color in the fall. Croton alabamense prefers moist locations in semi-shade, and since it is a member of the Euphorb family, it is consistently deer resistant. The habit is loose and somewhat sprawling, so mix it in with other shrubs. Our first plant came from the generous hands of Rick Lewandowski, followed by a collection of plants from Fred Spicer of the Birmingham Botanic Gardens.

Height

6 Feet

Spread

5 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone

6
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Fall Color - Attractive
Fragrant - Foliage
Full Shade
Native
Semi-Evergreen
Winter Interest
Foliage
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Tolerance
Black Walnut Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
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