Crotons that Confuse Me ?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Oct 27, 2011.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I don't know what this is ? It is either Yellow Banana, Yellow Excurrens, Caudatus Tortilis or Yellow Mammie. Could someone post a photo of each so I can see the photos together?

    I do not have any of these cultivars ...
     

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  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I would rule out yellow Banana, and a Yellow Mammie would hold much more yellow in the leaf. Not too sure on the two others.
     
  3. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Banana has a 'thumb' on it; easy way to ID as mentioned by John Bender.
     
  4. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Ron, That is what I purchased as Yellow Excurrens. Has proved to be a fast grower and takes the cold up here without any leaf drop.
     
  5. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    That's Yellow Excurrens. There was thread a while back where I posted pictures of all three of them for comparison.
     
  6. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Yellow Banana, Y. Mammie and Y. Excurrens.
     

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  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Scott - thank you for posting your photos. I have to admit that the Yellow Banana and Yellow Excurrens still confuse me. My "eye" does not detect distinguishing characteristics or nuances of each cultivar. Alas, the confusion continues. :(
     
  8. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Yellow Banana is a MUCH smaller leaf than Yellow Excurrens.
     

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