Can't put my Finger on it ...

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jun 6, 2013.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Located in Coconut Grove, these lovely crotons are growing beneath a huge Mahagony tree and is very shaded. I think perhaps Van Buren, sometimes Elaine, or I just don't know. I can't put my finger on it. Any ideas? :confused:
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The leaves are way bigger than my two Van Burens. All three plants appear to be the same cultivar but the color patterns are variable because, hey its a croton ...
     

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  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Here are some overall aspect shots. These crotons are over 6 ft tall and spread in excess of 9 ft. My pictures don't due it justice. Its positioned close to the road and really catches the eye as you drive by. Comments ??? :confused:
     

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  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    No idea Moose on a name for these even though I have a few in the yard. You'll have to wait for pics since it's raining at last!
     
  5. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ron, this is very slippery ground for me. That being said I have in several spots a very similar plant I got from the depot years ago A F D 5/7.(just saying)
    :cool: They have been cut back Nell doesn't like them to grow into the window site line.
     

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  6. koki

    koki Active Member

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    It looks like it might be old enough to qualify as a "Grandfather" croton. Extra large leaves, prone to sport, very drought tolerant.
     
  7. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking the same as Lamar, possibly an AFD 5 or 7. I've seen these get huge even in containers, and they can be quite variable.
     
  8. Kipjanet

    Kipjanet Active Member

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    Where did you see this croton? If you get a chance I found some great croton watching in the neighborhoods borders with Douglas Rd to the west, Hibiscus St to the east, the avenues of Avocado, Loquat, Palmetto, Royal Palm & Poinciana Aves. Great old neighborhood with mature crotons.

    If you do go, please look at a croton located at 3438 Douglas Rd, old white frame house with blue trim, red croton located at NE corner of the house. Next to Elementary School.

    Thanks, Kip
     
  9. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    I would say neither, especially Elaine.
     
  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Hmmm, this is the only plant I have that looks close IMO. :confused:

    This plant was taken as a cutting from Dr. B. Frank Brown's garden and has yet to have an ID :confused:
     

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