Looking for a tropical plant similar to a croton
Hi everyone. I've been working on my tropical garden for a few years now and recently, I vacationed in the Dominican Republic and fell in love with all the beautiful plants there. I have since found the plant "Croton" (i believe) here in the states but they do not survive the winters in the ground here in S.C. (zone 7). I really want to plant something like it here. Does anyone know of anything with a similar look that is hardy in zone 7? Here is a picture of the one I have now but it has to be in a pot and brought in for the winter. I want to plant something like this in the ground. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks , Robin