Cold Weather Damage - warning: Disturbing Pictures

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by fawnridge, Jan 18, 2010.

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  1. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    #1 - Yellow Excurrens - on the south side of the garden, in the protected courtyard.
    #2 - Gold Dust - also on the south side of the garden. 2/3 of the leaves are on the ground.
    #3 - Ethel Craig - on the west side, almost completely defoliated.
    #4 - Buddy - you might remember how beautiful this one looked from photos I posted last summer. North side of the garden.
     

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  2. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    #1 and #2 - Thanksgiving - on the north side of the garden.
    #3 - Pink Bravo - in the wind tunnel on the east side of the garden between our house and our neighbor's.
     

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  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Ricky - I thought I did OK until I started defoliating like your crotons over the last 48 hours. :(
     
  4. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Moose - It takes 10 days for the leaves to drop. You should see my Ixora - nothing but bare bones!
     
  5. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    During a "normal" winter, do you guys usually experience no damage or noticeable "struggling" at all?
     
  6. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    I've been living in Florida for 12 years. This is the first time I've ever had this much damage. In a "normal" winter, you get some leaf drop, but nothing like this. I lose more leaves in a drought.
     
  7. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    These spent the cold under frost cloth for days. The Green and Gold looks wilted but the others look ok at this time. A few are showing leaf drop
     

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  8. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    This Piecrust Croton looks to be fine, it only had palm canopy protection. New growth was damaged.
     

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  9. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Almost every croton I own has dropped it's leaves. Things are still just starting to show damage. Crazy. My yard looks like a war zone
     
  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Hang in there Bren. It may look bleak but I assure you will find some rebound suprises this coming spring. :)

    Ron. ;)
     
  11. epicure3

    epicure3 Active Member

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    I can take the leaf drop better than I can take the plants with the leaves still on but all dropped over. That situation never seems to work for me.
     

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