Acalypha wilkesiana

Copperleaf, Beefsteak Plant, Fire Dragon, Jacob's Coat, Match-me-if-you-can

Family: Euphorbiaceae Spurge

Type Shrub
USDA Hardiness range 10B - 11
Exposure Partial shade or partial sun
Bloom color Red
Bloom time Winter
Water needs Dry to moist
Landscape uses Border, container, foundation, hedge, massing, screen, specimen
Height 5' to 6' / 1.60m to 1.80m
Spread 36" to 6' / 90cm to 1.80m
Growth rate Fast
Persistence Evergreen, needles or needle-like
Leaf color Green, pink, purple, variegated
Fruit color n/a
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral, slightly alkaline
Soil type Sandy, loamy
Form Rounded, spreading or horizontal, upright or erect
Attributes and features Attractive foilage