Long John Bender

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jan 19, 2015.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Long John Bender
     
  2. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Moose - looks more like one of those un-named hybrids that pop up all over the place. JB has pink on the petioles; don't see any on your pic.
    See attached pics - pink on petiole, it's a JB; no pink on petioles, no JB. JB length seems to vary mainly with light and cultural conditions from two inch leaf in full sun to eight inch+ in shade.
     

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  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    This is one of my seedlings Phil. It looked like a long leaved John Bender when it was small for a couple of years. Started referring to as Long John Bender. When I did the mass planting back in October, I needed a green and yellow croton to give the eye a break from so many "colored" ones were getting planted. Since I planted it I decided to name it what I had been calling it all along. Its definitely not looking the same as when it was smaller but its doing its job. o_O
     

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