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General Marshall

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, Jan 2, 2011.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    This beauty was floating around for a brief time a few years ago under the name Pastor Able (of which I think I know who renamed this croton)but is clearly none other than General Marshall. Enjoy....
     

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  2. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Another beauty!
    TFS
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Here is my General Marshall that I got from Marie Nock at the end of February. It goes into the ground tomorrow. ;)
     

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  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    If General Marshall is situated in a garden getting diffused or dappling of sunshine, nice pink veining should be the result as the leaves "age" like a fine wine ... ;)
     

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  5. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Heres mine. :) It gets some late afternoon sun & is one of my top 10 favorites.

    Randy
     

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  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Great plant but not a fast grower.
     
  7. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    Check your tag name, your plant looks alot like a General Mac, and definitely not a General Marshall. Notice your leaf has a a distinct shoulder, where as my picture and Randy's shows a more straight leaf. These are clearly two different looking crotons.
    jeff
     
  8. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    A few more pics:
    1 & 2 Gen. MacArthur
    3. Gen. Marshall -lots of new growth here
    4. Hot & Steamy - slow but recovering from two lousy winters.

    I've got some Gen Mac cuttings that are rooting nicely. These were salvadged from the neighbor's trash. Let me know if anyone wants one or more at the meeting this weekend
     

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  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    My mistake. The tag does say General Marshall but it is in my handwriting. Marie offered to write me a tag but I said I would remember what it is. :eek:

    Came accross my receipt, it is in fact a General MacArthur. Now I need to find a General Marshallfor the garden. General Marshall looks like it needs more shade than General MacArthur. Is this correct? :confused:

    Phil - I am sure we can find a loving homes for your rooted General MacArthurs at this Saturday's croton garden tour. Thanks!

    Ron
     
  10. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Phil. Save me a Gen Mac if you have an extra.

    Thanks, Randy
     
  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    General Marshall is one of my favorite cultivars that I do not have. My quest is to acquire one. They look awesome ! :eek:
     
  12. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Ron, Acquire 2 and I will take 1 off your hands. :)
     
  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    General Marshall is on the Searle Brothers Extravaganza croton cultivar availability list. Perhaps I will get lucky and secure one. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    I have a few real nice ones waiting for a good home. Of which you clearly have! So, as long as you don't come on sunday, you should be able to get one. Lol
     
  15. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Here's a pic of one purchased about two years ago. Slow and steady and not prone to defoliate in cold wx.
     

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  16. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Great colors and a beautiful shape!
     

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