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Florence Black

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jun 10, 2011.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Florence Black is found on page 35 of Crotons of the World. I do not recall seeing this cultivar on any of our croton tours. Nor do I remember it being mentioned in any thread on this forum. The photo credit is Jesse Durko.

    Is anyone growing Florence Black? What is the history (origin) of this cultivar? Would Jesse know where to locate this croton? :confused:
     
  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    south Tampa, Bokeelia
    If rare enough, hurricanes, freezes and scale may have taken it from endangered to extinct.
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Last December at the Glocks tour and meeting in Fort Myers, I remember asking Bob Alonzo about this cultivar. He told me it was a very slow grower and never really preformed very good in the ground. He was almost certain that this plant most likely dosen't exist anymore.
    Jeff
     

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