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Codiaeum variegatum

Croton Variety Standard

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Codiaeum variegatum (Croton Standard) is a perennial with hard woody stems.  In addition, this small dense shrub has attractive and captivating bright yellow, red and green leaves.  The leaves are thin and long with  light yellow, and red spots against a deep green. They are a solid lighter color 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 its 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 Standard) grows as a shrub border or a courtyard garden, although it can also be used as an informal hedge or screen.

Other names: Codiaeum variegatum, Croton Variety Croton Standard

Additional information

Common Name

Croton Variety Standard

Florida Native

No, Not FL Native


Tropical Asia

Flowering Season


Salt Tolerance

Low Salt Tolerance

Growth Rate

Moderate Growth Rate

Light Requirements

Full Sun to Bright Shade, Bright Shade, Full Sun

Flower Color

White, Yellow

Plant Type

Perrenial, Evergreen


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