Bullwinkle plants in the ground

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Nov 9, 2011.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Mike and I did a considerable amount of trading this year. I recently planted the following that came from him :D :

    Johannis
    Maryland
    Daybreak
    Yellow (White) Bravo
    WTF ? (potentially Rosette or Strawberry)


    I'll try to get some photos posted later. :)
     
  2. Moose

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    Johannis - positioned to get late afternoon sun, stays in shade earlier in the day. :)
     

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  3. Moose

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    Maryland planted under a juvenile (over 8 ft.) Corypha umbraculifera or more commomnly called a Talipot Palm. :)
     

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  4. Phil Stager

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    Nice Maryfland - but do you have any idea how BIG ]that Corypha will get in a few years? We're not talking just big but giant gilabo type big...
     
  5. Moose

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    Phil - alot bigger than the Corypha utan I got planted in the side yard. Under the C. utan I put some crotons too. Like: Miami Beauty, Princess Eugenia, Buddy, Waterfall, Daisy Ortegas, Ortegas Hybrid, Geisha Girl. :)

    I can always use the petioles in my fireplace when they get bigger. ;)

    The Talipot is about 7 ft. from my property line, the neighbor should end up getting half the head. :p
     
  6. Bullwinkle

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    Maryland is looking great,Talipot is my all time favorite.In Jamaica they call it the Century Palm (local folklore says they live 100 years and then die)
     
  7. Moose

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    Mike - It usually lasts 70 years, seeds once then dies. I'll probably be dead or in a wheel chair by the time it trunks. Look how long Jim Glock has had his. Under the Talipot is also planted, Pop's Yard, Inca, Daybreak, Duke of Windsor and Coccothinax montana, Coccothrinax scoparia and Cycas debaoensis.

    Phil - you need to stop by some day. I was a palm freak like yourself before I got into crotons to accent my palms. :)
     
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    Daybreak :cool:
     

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  9. Bullwinkle

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    This is one of the plants traded with Moose.One very big and healthy Jungle Queen:)
     

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  10. Bullwinkle

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    Next, a very regal looking Royal Flush.Hidden under a Hurricane Palm
     

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  11. Bullwinkle

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    Last a very nice leopardia.It is just starting to color up now.
     

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  12. Moose

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    Wow Mike, you are a very good adoptive Daddy! ;) Those crotons are looking very nice. The Leopardia has yet to color up but mine took awhile too.

    Here is the Yellow (White?) Bravo you gave me. Definitely is alot slower than the colored up version. I positioned it to get morning sun and then would be shaded from midday onwards. :cool:
     

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  13. Moose

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    Jesus Mike, what are doing to that plant????? :eek: The new are leaves are even bigger than when you got it. What are you Juicing the Jungle Queen with? :confused:



     
  14. Moose

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    WTF? (potentially Rosette or Strawberry?) - Ran into the Glocks at the Ramble at Fairchild. They stopped by the Moose Land on their way homeward. Of all the different crotons varieties I have in the ground, Judy spent more time looking at this one than any other. She really loved it and could not recollect seeing another like it. ;)

    This may be Rosette or Strawberry ? :confused: It is undetermined at this point. Marie Nock has not yet in person put her croton eye on this plant. Between my plant (a generous gift from Bullwinkle - Mike) and his, many a Crotonhead have checked over this cultivar. So far the majority have ruled - "nice looking croton, no clue what it is". :cool:
     

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  15. Bullwinkle

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    I plan to bring a cutting of this plant this weekend to see if it can be positively indentified.Once the leaves mature they develop into a lovely pale yellow & green with deep pink outlines.

     
  16. Moose

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    Mike - could you get around to posting a photo of yours? :confused: I believe the plant in your garden may be getting exposed to a bit more sun light. ... for comparison purposes. ;)
     
  17. Moose

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    Thanks to this Forum, I got the opportunity to meet and befriend Mike (Bullwinkle). Due to his generosity, my collection has increased in number quite a bit. Here is a list of some other cultivars I got from Mike. :D

    Pappey / Congo
    Bravo
    Cardinal
    Mango
    Mosiac
    Noblissima / Zulu
    Pinocchio
    Satan
    Sunny Star
    Van Houti

    I will post photos as they make it into the ground. Thanks again Mike! :)
     
  18. Moose

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    Duke 1.JPG Duke 2.JPG

    The above mentioned and one of my favorite's, Duke of Windsor. The origin of this cultivar reportedly is that it was a sport from Stoplight. While not uncommon, it sure is a beauty.
     
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  19. Moose

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    Here is an update of the "Yellow (White) Bravo from Mike Woolery planted over 3 years ago. There have been a few croton eyes on this plant and the only ID I've gotten is that "its not White Bravo". Mike had this plant growing at his old house. Mike, did yours make the transition to the new garden? Got a picture?

    This is a rather slow growing plant. Anyone have any IDeas ?

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  20. Bullwinkle

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    Not sure if this one made it??I will have a look around but a few things did not survive the move.This might have been of of them.It was certainly slow.
     
  21. Moose

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    Mike - if it did not make or survive the move, I'll be more than happy to make an air layer in the Spring. They are slow to establish air layers, so you may want cuttings in the Spring as other option.

    This is why it is so important to share crotons. You never know when something happens to yours and you can get it back because you shared. :cool:
     
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  22. kwmarko

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    Hey Moose..... I was curious if the Daisy Ortega is gitting the late afternoon lite under your utans. Also was curious about the light on your Jungle Queen...? Thanks for sharing... really nice.
     
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    I have the big baby as Harvest Moon from Jeff Searle's plantapollosa about 18 months ago image.jpg
     
  24. Moose

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    Mark - the good news is that the Corypha utan has developed considerably since the inception of this thread. It must have received much of the benefits of the care given to the crotons. The down side is that the crotons are much shaded now. To the west of them is a carpoxylon macrosperma that is starting to trunk, so that is adding even more shade. The Ortegas Hybrid is getting much more green from all the shading, the Daisy Ortegas is also losing color. I trim about 6 leaves off the utan twice a year which is quite the undertaking. Looks like I am past due. Just a bit more sun exposure would be good for them.

    Here is the Daisy Ortegas ...

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  25. kwmarko

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    Thanks for your reply Moose, planning on gitting some pics of my corypha...and will post it here..... after a substantial removal of dense upper canopy, it has really started to burst in in it's growing rate which makes me happy. Merry Christmas to all my fellow croton lovers...... Mark
     
  26. Moose

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    Mark - the Jungle Queen can take a fair amount of sun from my experience. Not constant, some shading is good. I have noticed that the leaves generally do not diminish in size due to heavy sun exposure like many other crotons. This may be a condition from this one being in the ground so long. Its located in the SE corner of the garden, getting lots of sun exposure this time of the year. The days are shorter and the sun is much more gentle than during our summer season.

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  27. kwmarko

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE..... I HAVE GOT to get some crotons around my corypha....... will post end of that pproject soon... Daisy Ortega, wilma, elenor roosevelt, and of cour a mammey 20141220_151913.jpg
     
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    My goodness..I looks so big to me... like a child it hhas b een coodled a bit.....
    ?..........and I barly see my house. JEEEEEEZ..
     

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