Late Fall Foliage

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Dec 3, 2011.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Here in Scott Land...
     

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  2. ScotTi

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    more late season color...
     

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  3. ScotTi

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    more color...
     

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  4. ScotTi

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    another 6 pack of pics...
     

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  5. ScotTi

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    another 6 pack...
     

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  6. Crazy for Crotons

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    Nice stuff Scott. I even saw a nice Challenger in there.
     
  7. ScotTi

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    a 6 pack for the road...
     

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  8. Moose

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    Scott - Hope you are watering them while they are experiencing the 40's. Very, very nice! :cool:
     
  9. Crotonologist

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    Beautiful plants Scott, well grown!
     
  10. ScotTi

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    I do not worry about the 40's or even the high 30's. They have to get use to those temps up here. The Piecrust and Zanzibar are potted and will get pulled in for the colder times when/if it comes.
     
  11. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Scott, in south Florida, 40's are like our 30's. Crotons in south Florida are exposed to less cold so subsequently, they experience the cool weather impacts at higher temperatures. 40 something degree temps don't affect my crotons at all unless they were recently acquired from the "wimpier" plants down south. With few exceptions, it takes at least one winter season for plants from down south to grow a "thicker skin".
     
  12. Crotonologist

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    So how do crotons in south Florida respond to temps in the 40's?
     
  13. fawnridge

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    They drop leaves and get leggy. The longer they're in the ground the better chance you'll have of keeping them full, but newer plants, especially those exposed to the cold, dry wind, will suffer.
     

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