Foliage by Amy Lorraine 09 (John Bender)

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Rags, Sep 28, 2012.

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  1. Rags

    Rags Active Member

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  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    It's not John Bender but a good looking specimen regardless. It resembles Maximum more closely but there must be rose colored undersides
     
  3. Rags

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    One day I'll get there. with the naming......
     
  4. palmisland

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    Ray, wouldn't this be Yellow Petra?
     
  5. Phil Stager

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    Looks like the Yellow Petra in the yard here.
     
  6. Rags

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    I am certain its not yellow Petra....... I have one of those.....got it as a sport from regular Petra...... I post some more pics to help identify.
     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

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    The leaf shape comes to a distinct point which is not Petra-ish. Not a Yellow Petra.
     
  8. ScotTi

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    Here is my Yellow Petra...
     

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  9. Jeff Searle

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    Ray is correct, it's not Yellow petra, with that shaped leaf. And if it does have the redish coloring on the underside, it's probably Maximum. Scott's photo looks like a dead ringer for Yellow Petra.
     
  10. Moose

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    This is what is idenrified as John Bender here in the Mooseland. :) Notice the "pinkish" petioles?
     

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  11. Moose

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    This is what we got growing in the Mooseland as Yellow Petra. :)
     

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  12. Moose

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    This is what the Moose Man has as Maximum. This gets quite a bit of afternoon sun. :)
     

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  13. Rags

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    Here we go with the extra pics....

    So for sure its not a Maximum as there is no rose colored undersides
    Its not a yellow Petra...
    It however does have a somewhat pinkish petiole but does not look like Moose's John Bender
    So what do you guys think????
     

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  15. Rags

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    Thank You Sergey!!!!
     

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