Variegated Tapioca (Manihot esculenta 'Variegata')

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3-6 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Variegated
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Awards and Recognitions: Texas Superstar®

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Location: Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball, TXDate: 2013-10-05
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Location:  Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball, TXDate: 2013-10-05
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Location: Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball, TXDate: 2013-10-05
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Location: Mast Arboretum - Stephen F. Austin State UniversityDate: 2017-06-30
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Location: Mast Arboretum - Stephen F. Austin State UniversityDate: 2017-06-30
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Posted by Foreverlad (Pinellas County, Florida - Zone 9b) on May 31, 2013 9:30 AM

Beautiful plant that can take full Florida sun. Often loses its leaves in the cold, but bounces back with flair.

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Posted by OldGardener (So Cal - Zone 10b) on Jun 28, 2014 12:14 PM

Missouri Botanical Garden has this listed as growing from 6 feet to 10 feet tall and warns that the leaves, stems and roots are toxic.

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