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Euphorbia cotinifolia

Tropical smoke bush (Euphorbia cotinifolia) yew-FOR-bee-ah koe-tin-ih-FOE-lee-ah Genus:  Euphorbia With its woody stems and oval-shaped leaves, this perennial looks a lot like a tree. Like other members of the euphorbia family, it has milky sap and tiny flowers. Most of the appeal comes from the leaf color. dark burgundy on older leaves, a brighter red on new foliage. The foliage generally dies back in winter. -Jeff Moore, Regional Picks: Southwest, Fine Gardening issue #120 Noteworthy Characteristics:  The milky sap may irritate skin. Care:  Provide full sun and well-drained soil. Propagation:  Divide in early spring, or take cuttings in spring or early summer. Problems:  Aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, nematodes.


Height 10 ft. to 15 ft. Spread 10 ft. to 15 ft. Light Full Sun Only Moisture Dry to Medium Maintenance Low Characteristics Showy Foliage Bloom Time Spring Flower Color White Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage Uses Beds and Borders Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Tolerance Drought Tolerant Type Perennials

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