Intersting Unknown Hybrid (Crysophyllum? Lavaloie?)

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by kwtimo, Jul 2, 2013.

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  1. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    :confused:I purchased this croton at a local plant store today which occasionally has some decent looking 3 gallon crotons. It caught my eye because I couldn't figure if it was just a Crysophyllum, or if it is a Lavaloie hybrid of some sort, or both. Note the darker coloration on the top side of the leaves towards the base of the plant. Anyone familiar with this? I think it's a pretty good looking croton, and with two more still at the store, I might go back and pick them up Lavaloie Hybrid 002.jpg Lavaloie Hybrid 008.jpg Lavaloie Hybrid 006.jpg Lavaloie Hybrid 005.jpg Lavaloie Hybrid 001.jpg Lavaloie Hybrid 003.jpg
     
  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Nice plant,I cannot say I have seen one exactly like it??

     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Tim,

    Neither one. To me it looks like an unknown variety.
     
  4. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Great find Tim, I have asmall tree form of Bloched Whooten Beauty that has a very similar look.
     

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  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    That's a very nice Noblissima more commonly known as Zulu in the trade. There's a bit more variability in the leaves than I'm accustomed to seeing but have seen other specimens like yours.
     
  6. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much for the ID, Ray. I got the second confirmation from Jim & Judy Glock today. They have one growing at their croton wonderland in Cudjoe.
     
  7. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Tim, you done good, ya got a name. I will tag along and ask for help on one of mine.
     

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  8. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Lamar, an ID on this one would be great. I bought one of these from you at the last auction and have no idea what it is other than good looking.
     
  9. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    This plant was Ided as Noblis, if anyone needs I can put up more. image.jpg image.jpg
     
  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    An example of Chrysophyllum.
     
  11. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    9 feet of Chrysophyllum you need I will share. image.jpg
     
  12. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    That thing is huge Lamar. Based on my plant's relatively slow growth, yours must have been planted some time ago.

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    An example of the hardy Robert Lavalois
     
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