Gold Dust Look-alike?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Sep 19, 2010.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Is there such a Croton? I have watched this Croton at a Nursery since last fall. The leaves are the same shape as GD but smaller. The leaves seem to have a softer texture. The name they have on it is Salt and Pepper.
     
  2. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Which nursery Scott?
     
  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    If it is just a G.D no big deal ( I do not have one). I went by and purchased it. Here are the pics, leaf(R) compared to neighbors GD(L) . Bren, purchased at Dondro Gardens in Oldsmar.
     

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  4. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Scott, to my newbie eye, looks like gold dust but yours that you bought has seen more sun. Smaller leaves and more yellow as a result
     
  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Bren, That was my thinking last fall when I first saw it. The lady pointed out the thinner leaf thickness, smaller leaf and the more yellow and it was named Salt & Pepper. I really was thinking the lady was trying to make a sale. I have watched this plant for 10 months really expecting it to change and look like the other GD growing along side it at the nursery. The plant was growing in a bright light area, with little or no direct sun by others marked Gold Dust. The ones marked as GD look like my neighbors GD. The pot contains 3 bushy plants and I will divide to make 3 plants to be planted in the Dream Garden in the Spring.
     

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