A Few Around the Yard.....add your own

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, Aug 6, 2010.

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  1. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Miami and a close-up of Miami where you can clearly see the red veins and red underside to the leaf.

    An un-named and un-numbered Davis hybrid. I've been calling this Davis 14 but I don't think there were that many.

    Prince Phillip
     

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  2. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure this is Bravo. But it gets great pink color. Second picture is a close-up of the leaves.

    Mrs. WF Dreer, a two-year-old cutting that's over 3' tall.

    New growth on Bogorienses. This was bare limbs three months ago.
     

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  3. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Thomas Edison on the left, Multicolor on the right with a couple of airlayers in progress.

    Victoria's Gold Bells

    Golden Glow and you can see one of the 14 new glass mushroom lights that light up the garden at night.

    Thanksgiving - this small tree is now 14' tall.
     

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  4. koki

    koki Active Member

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    1. Jungle Queen
    2. Poopsie McGuillicutty
    3. Rainbow Starlight
    4. Working on a Rainbow Starlight hedge
     

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  5. koki

    koki Active Member

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    1. Eleanor Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, Madame Butterfly
    2. Columbiana
    3. Madame Butterfly
    4. Raphael
     

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  6. koki

    koki Active Member

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    1. Jean Francis Fascel
    2. Christian's Landscape
    3. Stoplight
     

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  7. koki

    koki Active Member

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    1. Island Breeze, Rudy Bachman
    2. Raphael
    3. Dr. Alix
     

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  8. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    Croton Tamara, very nice!
     

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  9. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure your last picture is Dr Alix? The leaves look much to wide, and too many veins.
     
  10. koki

    koki Active Member

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    No I can't say for sure. I think the discussion on this forum left me more confused. Phil and I got that plant from the Blaumans several years ago as Dr. Alexander. The plant above is in full sun. I should have a couple to trade later this summer.
     
  11. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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  12. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Poopsie McGuillicutty has got to be the best croton name ever :D
     
  13. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Dave what's that beautiful croton you are holding up?
     
  14. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Tamara is one of my favorites. I will say it grows better for me than her look alike Eburnum.
     

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  15. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    sorry, I don't know the name of that one. Its about 7 feet tall and leggy however.
     
  16. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Possible nicely hued Andreanum? :cool:
     
  17. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    What an awesome thread! So many unusual varieties here. Definitely worthy of a bump! :eek:
     
  18. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    agreed, thanks, I'm admiring my photography of crotons! Pretty much all mine survived this past winter with very little leaf drop. Nice photo thread. I think I'll add some more later this weekend.
     
  19. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    and I had forgotten how much I thought Koki's yard was stunning! Thanks for the bump Moose.
     
  20. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Here is an updated photo of Lemon and Lime. It is the same plant as seen in post #5. It has proved to be my fastest grower so far. Even faster than Purity. Over 7 ft. tall now and leggy. It gets full sun most of the day. Has suffered some sunburn when we were hitting the 90's with little cloud cover.
     

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  21. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jeff in post #15 picture #2, you identified that croton as an unknown. Has that croton been ID'd since you posted the photo more than a year ago ?

    Central Floridave in post #26 Picture #1, your Yellow Petra looks superb ! Very nice :)

    Ricky - in post #41 picture #4 your Prince Phillip looks perfect. It is the best looking one I have seen. :cool:

    Lemon & Lime update: An air layer was taken and made it to the croton soire at Phil's. I believe that is is now living in Scott Land. :) Since the first removed air layer stem flushed out new growth very nicely, a second large air layer was made and potted up two weeks ago. This cultivar has some very large leaves, is prominently lobed and blushes red on the leaf underside. It has also been a fast grower for me. With all these positives attributes, I am curious as to why it is not prominently found in more gardens?

    Thanks to all who posted their photos in this thread. Much croton blingage at its best here!
     
  22. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Ron, The Robert Lavolis you sent to the auction is now living in Scott Land. Do not know who got the Lemon & Lime. BTW The Robert Lavolis is doing great at this time, but ask me in the spring.
     

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