'Anna' most cool tolerant Croton of them all?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Stan, Sep 27, 2014.

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  1. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    One Aussie website touts Anna as an older variety that has done better then all others in Sydney winters. Winters that sound about midway between San Diego and Miami. Still,they say the cooler days of winter only bring out better color and growth.
    What do Croton people here think?

    Anna btw,looks much like Petra.
     
  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Do not know this one,pics would be great
     
  3. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Maybe one of the AFD types?
     
  4. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member

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    Its easy to Google it for a picture. I have to correct something I wrote..Anna has the color of Petra,but the leaves are two lobed. If the photos on Google are right,that's the Croton that does very well in San Diego. Well enough to grow!
    To me its ok if Mangoes here are small,Plumeria plants only come in white flowers. And only 2-3 Crotons will live through a bay area winter. I take all that with a smile.
     
  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    It's Woo-ten's Beauty hands down. I have 2 in different places within the garden. In January 2010 they withstood 26F and had little or no defoliation. Plants next to it were burned to the ground or wiped out altogether.
     
  6. Stan

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    Hey Ray,thanks. I cant anything on the net about it. Do you have any pics?
     
  7. Moose

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  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Wooten's Beauty

    Wooten\'s Beauty.jpg
     
  9. Moose

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    Stan - Ana has worked very hard at uploading and verifying many crotons in the Croton Encyclopedia. Don't trust Google, trust Ana!

    Here is the link: http://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/CROTON_ONLINE_REFERENCE

    or go to the top of the page and click on extra features - you'll find it. :cool:
     
  10. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Got to agree on the Wooten's Beauty cold hardiness. Cannot recall regular or blotched form ever defoliating here.
     
  11. Stan

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    Looks great to me. As long as I've taken this so far,anybody rate the Croton I have, 'Petra', on the winter and cold tolerant scale?
     

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