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Codiaeum variegatum (Franklin Roosevelt)Codiaeum variegatum (Franklin Roosevelt)

Codiaeum variegatum

Croton Variety Franklin Roosevelt

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Codiaeum variegatum (Franklin Roosevelt) is a perennial with hard woody stems.  In addition, this small dense shrub has deep red glossy lanceolate leaves.  The speckled leaves have spots in light red and random lime solid green leaves. The captivating and unique colors of the croton make it an ideal choice to liven up any garden.

Of all the plants and trees at Treeworld Wholesale, the Croton is the one that has the greatest variety. Croton vary in color, pattern, shape and texture.  Codiaeum variegatum (Croton) is known for it’s wide range of variation in leaf color, pattern, leaf shape and texture. Some color variations include, Red, Yellow, White, Green, and Orange.

Furthermore, the leaves may have a smooth-edge, or be lobed or twisted into a spiral. Some croton leaves are linear or egg-shaped. Sometimes deeply cut to the midrib and variegated with white, red and yellow or green.

In general, the Croton are grown as a shrub with multiple trunks. Although they can grow to up to 8 feet in height, they are kept trimmed and maintained at a shorter height.

In landscapes, Codiaeum variegatum (Franklin Roosevelt) grows as a shrub border or a courtyard garden, although it can also be used a as an informal hedge or screen.

Other names: Croton FDR

Additional information

Common Name

Croton Franklin Roosevelt

Florida Native

No, Not FL Native


Western Pacific Islands, Tropical Asia

Flowering Season


Salt Tolerance

Low Salt Tolerance

Growth Rate

Moderate Growth Rate

Light Requirements

Bright Shade, Full Sun, Full Sun or Bright Shade

Flower Color

White, Yellow

Plant Type

Perrenial, Evergreen


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