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Fastest growing cultivars

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Sep 14, 2009.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Calling all Crotonheads : I am planning of more croton additions to my garden. Knowing which are the faster growing cultivars will help me to decide where to plant. Some areas may require a smaller aspect plant. I dont want to keep trimming back a vigorous grower if I can plant it in an area that could use a more robust croton.

    Your experiences and knowledge is greatly appreciated.

    Ron. :)
     
  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    All of us here can throw in our favorites. There are so many that you can choose from.
    Some of the more faster, maybe larger varieties are,

    Diane
    Stoplight
    Thanksgiving
    Charles Rutherford
    Davis #7
    Andreanum
    Nestor
    Buddy
    And probably the fastest grower....Purity.

    There are so many more also.



    Jeff
     
  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Purity is definitely thee fastest croton. Peace, Mortii, Robert Lavalois, Davis #7, Antilla and Golden Glow are fast too.
     
  4. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Ray - Golden Glow is one of the slowest in my garden, almost as slow as Ram's Horn. I agree with Purity, though; mine went from a 6" cutting to 9 feet in less than 3 years. Yellow Excurrens is very fast and will take a lot of sun. Van Buren starts out very slow and then, once it gets over 2' tall, grows a foot a year. Eleanor Roosevelt is faster than FDR, which I find odd, but it seems that most of the yellow Crotons are faster than the reds.
     
  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Ricky, now I'm more convinced that your Golden Glow is something else. The leaves in your photo look much more interesting than a typical GG. MY GG grows like a weed and branches quite a bit. Many of the yellows are fast, I agree.
     

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