Five Unknown Hawaiian Crotons

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Dypsisdean, Jul 9, 2015.

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  1. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I only have a few Crotons - only because the availability in nurseries here is relegated to the five most common I see everywhere.

    These are a few we saw along side the road several years ago, and took some cuttings. These are probably common ones as well. But I thought I would post and see if you guys knew what any of them are.

    ID #1
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    ID #2
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    ID #3
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    ID #4
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    ID #5
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  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    ID#2 looks like Disraeli
     
  3. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Please mail me a large cutting of ID#1 so that I can properly ID it :) It looks great :)
     
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  4. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I was hoping I might have something unusual. #1 is one of my favs - as it is quite a brilliant color - but a little on the slow side. But looks as if it is finally established - only been in the ground a couple of years.
     
  5. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Nice to see you posting here, Dean. I love the colors on #1 also, although #5 is pretty colorful also. I agree that #2 resembles Mrs. Snyder Disraeli, but the leaves seem a bit more upfacing? Probably just hasn't acquired it's mature habit yet. #3 Looks a lot like Piecrust but doesn't have the undulations on the edges that give that cultivar its name. I also think #7 is a good match for Pinocchio, but could use a little more light?
     
  6. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks Anna,

    I just got word that #5 was from seed - so I guess we get to name it. :homer:
     
  7. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Man I like the Hibicus. Show more if you got um plezzzzzzzz.
     

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