DetailsCopperleaf plants like full sun to part shade-(the more sun, the brighter the leaf color).
These plants are tropical in nature and do best in Zone 10. They're not strong, robust shrubs, so plant in an area sheltered from the wind.
Keep a regular watering schedule for these shrubs. If they stay too dry too long they won't look their best and the resulting stress can invite pests.
Plant 3 feet apart. Come out of the house 2-1/2 to 3 feet. If you're planting along a driveway or walk, come in about 3 or 4 feet.
Copperleaf plants will work fine in a container.One of the prettiest South Florida shrub is the copper plant-or "copperleaf"-with its striking, brightly-colored leaves.
The red is a rusty mix in coppery red with bright pink accents.