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Lovely red-twigged ornamental shrub blooming much of the year. Separate male and female flowers on same plant; male catkins the more ornamental of the two. Give good drainage. Can go under oaks.<br>
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Lovely red-twigged ornamental shrub blooms much of the year if watered periodically. Great in planters or as groundcover. Can be pruned to form low hedge. Tolerates clay soils.<br>
  
 
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'''Family:''' Euphorbiaceae <br>
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'''Plant Family:''' Euphorbiaceae
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'''Plant Type:''' Shrub
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'''Height by Width:''' 3' H x 3' W
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'''Growth Habit:''' Rounded, loose
  
'''Size:''' 3'h x 3'w <br>
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'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Evergreen
 
 
'''Form:''' Shrub <br> 
 
  
'''Growth habit:''' Rounded, loose  <br> 
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'''Growth Rate:''' Fast
 
'''Growth Rate:''' Fast <br> 
 
  
'''Deciduous:''' Evergreen <br> 
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'''Sun Exposure:''' Full to part sun
  
'''Flower Color:''' Red (catkins) <br> 
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'''Soil Preference:''' Adaptable
  
'''Flowering Season:''' January-June<br>
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'''Water Requiremenets:''' Occasional to moderate
 
 
'''Exposure:''' Sun to part sun  <br> 
 
  
'''Soil Type:''' Rocky/sandy <br>
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'''Cold Hardy to:''' 28 degrees F
 
'''Soil Moisture:''' Dry to semi-dry <br>
 
 
'''Hardiness:''' Hardy to 4,000'  <br> 
 
  
'''Cultural Uses:''' <br> 
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'''Flower Season:''' Most of year
  
'''CNPS Status:''' Not Listed <br> 
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'''Flower Color:''' Red catkins
  
'''Distribution:''' Coastal San Diego Co. to Baja & edge of desert<br>
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'''Endangered?''' Not listed
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'''Distribution:''' Coastal San Diego Co. to Baja & edge of desert
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'''Natural Habitat:''' Dry granite slopes 700-4000' in Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland
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'''Hummingbirds:''' FALSE<br>
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'''Birds:''' FALSE<br>
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'''Under Oaks:''' TRUE<br>
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'''Butterflies:''' FALSE<br>
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'''Clay:''' TRUE<br>
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'''Aromatic:''' FALSE<br>
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'''Slope/Erosion:''' FALSE<br>
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'''Container:''' TRUE<br>
  
'''Habitat:''' dry granite slopes 700-4000' in Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland <br> 
 
 
 
'''Wildlife Value:''' Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees collect nectar from the flowers. Birds eat seeds. <br>
 
  
 
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'''Care and Maintenance'''<br>
 
'''Care and Maintenance'''<br>
Periodically remove any dead material with sharp pruners. If necessary, prune and shape by cutting back no more than a third of the plant. Shears may be used to provide a more formal shape.
 
  
 
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'''History'''<br>
'''Garden Companions'''<br>
 
The following plants would be good companions with California Copperleaf:<br>
 
  
 
'''Other Names'''<br>
 
'''Other Names'''<br>
''    Acalypha pringlei''
 
 
'''History'''<br>
 
  
 
'''Links'''<br>
 
'''Links'''<br>

Revision as of 02:41, 24 June 2008

Scientific Name: Acalypha californica
Common name: California Copperleaf

Acalypha californica
Acalypha californica
Acalypha californica

Lovely red-twigged ornamental shrub blooms much of the year if watered periodically. Great in planters or as groundcover. Can be pruned to form low hedge. Tolerates clay soils.


Plant Family: Euphorbiaceae

Plant Type: Shrub

Height by Width: 3' H x 3' W

Growth Habit: Rounded, loose

Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen

Growth Rate: Fast

Sun Exposure: Full to part sun

Soil Preference: Adaptable

Water Requiremenets: Occasional to moderate

Cold Hardy to: 28 degrees F

Flower Season: Most of year

Flower Color: Red catkins

Endangered? Not listed

Distribution: Coastal San Diego Co. to Baja & edge of desert

Natural Habitat: Dry granite slopes 700-4000' in Chaparral, Southern Oak Woodland

Hummingbirds: FALSE
Birds: FALSE
Under Oaks: TRUE
Butterflies: FALSE
Clay: TRUE
Aromatic: FALSE
Slope/Erosion: FALSE
Container: TRUE



Care and Maintenance

History

Other Names

Links