Codiaeum variegatum (Croton Banana)

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Codiaeum variegatum (Croton Banana)  is a perennial with hard woody stems.  In addition, this small dense shrub has attractive and captivating bright yellow and green oblong leaves.  The leaves have a light yellow border and are a solid deep green near the center of the leaf. 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 (Croton Banana) 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 Variety Croton Banana

Additional information

Common Name

Croton Variety Banana

Florida Native

No, Not FL Native

Flower Color

White, Yellow

Flowering Season


Light Requirements

Full Sun to Bright Shade, Bright Shade, Full Sun


Western Pacific Islands, Tropical Asia

Growth Rate

Moderate Growth Rate

Plant Type

Perrenial, Evergreen


25 gal., 50 gal., 65 gal., 100 gal., 200 gal., 300 gal.


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