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mango croton

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Central Floridave, May 16, 2011.

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  1. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    Last week I purchased a 'mango' croton. I didn't see that variety on this site's master list. So...it is probably named something else. But, a google search found the wholesaler of the variety:

    http://www.mercerbotanicals.com/products/Details/Mango/109.html

    It is a pretty one. Should it be called something else? Is mango a correct name?
     
  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Dave,

    I saw a large 3gallon this past TPIE Trade Show, and to me it looks like a legit variety. Like some of the others, their being produced in large numbers offshore and sent then up here through a broker. I just recently stuck a bunch last week in my mist house. The closest it looks to me would be a Stoplight.

    Jeff
     
  3. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    thanks. It looks familiar. Here is where I planted mine. Full sun.
     

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  4. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Dave, How did the Mango do in your full sun location this summer?
     
  5. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    This one sat in a seven-gallon can for a few months. When I decided to plant it, the roots were confined to the original 3-gallon can it had been grown in. The new soil was clear of new root growth and made a nice mound that this one is planted in. Sun at noon and for a bit of the early afternoon. The rest of the day it's in shade.
     

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  6. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    It died back to one stem. It seems to not like drought conditions that much as it wilted pretty quickly even after two or three days of no water. I have kept it watered, but down to one stem and not too healthy and hasn't grown any. Negative growth actually. Either I got a defective one or this one likes shade better.
     
  7. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Probably the water. Mine is 2 feet from an irrigation head. It was wilting badly before it went in the ground.
     
  8. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Mango growing in a full sun location.
    IMG_3498.jpg IMG_3499.jpg
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I'm sorry but Mango has turned out to be pretty much a lemon for me. Sometimes it show some promise but never has shown colors like Scott's. I've seen some big ones that may have one or two branches looking good with the remainder looking unremarkable. When space becomes a factor, this croton will be a candidate for the mulch pile in favor of something prettier. It is easiest the dog of the bed in which it is planted. Yes it gets plenty of sun too. I was excited when this cultivar first appeared, loving the orange potential.
     
  10. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Ron, I have 4 Mangos and the 2 that I got from Cleo are the ones that have great color. The other 2 lack great color and like you the days are numbered for them. Growing in full southern sun location. Img_5914.jpg
     
  11. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    OOPS! :RakeBash That did not come out right. " like yours their days are numbered"
     
  12. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    I took this picture Monday. This is one I planted at a client's house. I've been very happy with the color it has been putting out. Another example of why a good clone really counts. CAM00972.jpg CAM00973.jpg CAM00965.jpg
     
  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Tim - at times my Mango looks fabulous often it does not. This croton was well received when introduced but I personally do not feel it has lived up to its potential. Sorry but my personal opinion is that its more Dud then Dude. When I'm totally out of room (aka the Lamar stage, LOL :D), I'll be yoking mine out for a more worthy replacement. o_O
     
  14. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Mango............yummm. Growing in a full sun location. Img_8336.jpg Img_8313.jpg
     
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  15. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Very nice Scott,I got tired of looking at my horrible looking Mango and I chopped it down yesterday.It is now composting on the side of house.I tried everything,but the patient was too sick :)
     

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