Mike Woolery's plant

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  1. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    This gorgeous plant was in the front yard to the right as you came into the yard, under a tree and in full sun. It was amazing. A relatively small plant (2-3 feet), with relatively small leaves (4 to 6 inches?). Very compact and the color was incredible. What is it? A few of us talking came to the conclusion it is a Zulu. What say you?


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  2. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    http://www.palmpedia.net/forum/thre...hybrid-crysophyllum-lavaloie.3754/#post-41343 Hi all, I've copied this link from a post I put up in July 2013. The plant is not as nice as Mike's, but is quite similar. It was immediately ID'd as Zulu. I had a couple of these that I had auctioned off. One at the last auction, and a nicer plant at the Glock's auction last year. I think Perry might have won the bid. It would be great if he could post a pic.
     
  3. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Thanks, Tim. Incredibly grown plant, Mike.
     
  4. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Mike, this is another one that had us all stumped. Does anyone have any ideas on what it may be? CAM00758.jpg
     
  5. Moose

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    Hmmmm, looks like the older leaves have blotching that are going orangish, not pink - I'm stumped.
     
  6. Bullwinkle

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    I originally thought Maryland but the petioles are pink and like Ron says it is getting orange on the older leaves??No one on saturday had any idea??
     
  7. Phil Stager

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    Don't recall this one but Baron LeCompte looks like a suspect and it does have red petioles.
     
  8. Jeff Searle

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    I agree Phil.
     
  9. Native son

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    Just thinking image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg All Blotched Whooten Beauties
     
  10. waykoolplantz

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    Lamar...general variations ? Or some grown in more sun ?
    Be nice to do a grouping of all 4...different but the same
     
  11. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Hey, Lamar may be onto something. Great resemblance there IMHO.
     
  12. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    1st pic. Mostly shaded on west walkway, others came from big mommy in the back sea wall, the red one is deep shade on north side of the plant. image.jpg
     
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  13. Moose

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    Looks like it does have affinities to the Blotched Wooten's Beauty.
     
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  14. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    I keep thinking about this thread every time I see my Ethel Craig. CAM00801.jpg
     
  15. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Tim I think the B W Beauties color bleeds on the leaf where as your E C is far more distinct. I also think your leaf tips come to a sharper point. I like all the plants of this type, I will post one from the front yard with this post. image.jpg
     
  16. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Tim, that's a beautiful Ethel Craig. If you can, will you get another photo in sharper focus?

    Getting back to Mike's plant, I just can't convince myself that it's Zulu. The markings are so distinct and the coloration so regularly yellow-orange. I think if it were put side by side with Zulu, it would be evident. Anyone have a Dino Martens they can post?
     
  17. Moose

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    ???
     
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  18. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    That plant was incredible!WootJawDropJawDropJawDrop Mike, what was it labeled as when you got it? Give us some history, please!
     
  19. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I am 50/50 on this plant.It might be the plant that I picked up from a garden in Homestead where the gentleman had a bunch of Thai varieties that that died in 2009-10 freeze.It could also be a cutting that I picked up from a small nursery in Redlands around the same time.Both of the original plants are now dead so I will be sharing this one in 2015.I already have an airlayer on it from Nov 4th that should be ready to come off in a few weeks.It is a moderate grower and definitely holds it colour in low light.
     
  20. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Wow, it was remarkable. And like you said, such great color in the low light it was in! Thanks for the history on that beauty.
     
  21. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Could this be Dino Martens ?

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  22. Bullwinkle

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    Not sure,mine died ,I plan to see one next weekend and I will get back to you
     

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