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L. M. Rutherford

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jeff Searle, Oct 23, 2009.

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    A beautiful croton, but somewhat slow growing for me. This is the original plant that was growing in Robert Halgrim's yard in Ft. Myers. It was hacked and chopped off for many years, so it's still trying to recover some.


    Anyone else have this in their collection?
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    No I do not. Would you like to hack a piece off for me ? :p

    Looks like it is on its way back to becoming a specimen cultivar for you Jeff.

    Thank you for posting the picture. It appears you got back your cord to upload pictures from your daughter or did you have to go buy a new one?

    Can you nudge Ryan to post pictures of the Croton Society Meeting at Ricky's Garden last Saturday. I think the visitors to this forum would appreciate his efforts. :eek:

    Ron. :)
     
  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    One of the rarer Rutherford's right Jeff?
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I know I need one of these! :cool:
     
  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Very scarce.
     
  6. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I would agree. The mother plant came from Mr Robert Halgrim's property in Fort Myers.
     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    It survived the cold here.
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Jeff - How is yours looking almost a year later? :rolleyes:
     
  9. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    It's still looking pretty good. But I must say, this is one variety that dosen't fill out very much when pruned.
     
  10. Croton Guru

    Croton Guru Banned

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    I bet I know who did the hackin and the choppin prior to your arrival Jeff :)
     
  11. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I bet you do, or you might think you do. But at the end of the day, I have the plant in my yard, where I'm trying to get as much propagation off of it to get it out there. So I guess I'm hacking and chopping too!:eek:
     
  12. Moose

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    Answer: No the Moose Man does not. He would love to have one in Moose Land. :(

    Wahhhh, wahhhh :rolleyes:

     
  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Yep - they are definitely on the slow side. :(
     

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