Shade Favoring Crotons

Several varieties have a preference for being more shaded than sun-drenched. These varieties are most content receiving 2 to 4 hours of direct (weaker) sunlight—in the morning sun of an Northern or Eastern exposure, or a late Western exposure—after 3pm in the Summer.  These cultivars are almost always most contented to sit in the dappled shade of spreading oaks, etc., provided the canopy has some holes and isn’t solidly overgrown and, providing there’s decent drainage: 

Shade Favoring Crotons

Croton 'Nervia'

Bravo

Claude Lorraine

Dolores Button

Duncan Macaw

Eburneum*

Fishbone

Geisha Girl

Gen. Lawrence

Glen Roof

King of Siam (Dreadlocks’ shade-loving first cousin)  

Madam Butterfly

Magnificent

Mosaic

Croton 'Wilma'

Mrs. Iceton & yellow Mrs. Iceton

Nervia

Petra & yellow Petra**

Plaid Oak

Polychrome

Raphael

Reliance or Willie

Rheedii

Thanksgiving

Veitchii

Victoria Golden Bells

Wilma

Zulu

 *Eburneum along with her 2 ‘sisters’: yellow/green Tamara and the white Lucia.


**Petra & yellow Petra while they CAN take lots of sun, leaf definition is more pronounced when  shade-grown.