Norwood Beauty

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Phil Stager, Aug 14, 2009.

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  1. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    A new thread instead of continuing the older one on interupted forms.
    A few pics from this morning.
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Phil - Very nice. Kind of looks like Geisha Girl or Exiter type. :cool:
     
  3. Crazy for Crotons

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    Nice Phil. It's basically a mini Mrs. Snyder's Disraeli.
     
  4. Moose

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    Phil - did this one survive last winter's cold? :)
     
  5. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    The large one is alive and well, a smaller one in a 5 gal pot is doing well, and one now in full sun is a bit toasty but alive. Some leaf loss during that &^%$#@! cold wx, but I'd consider it pretty cold tolerant for a croton.
     
  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Phil, my big plant was annihilated by the cold. Not as cold tolerant as some others in the garden here.
     
  7. Moose

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    Phil & Ray - how have your Norwood Beauties faired this season? I would like to establish this variety here as a back-up for you north west coast guys (and gals). :)
     
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    Nice! Who named this hybrid?
     
  9. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Moose -
    Here's a few pics taken today. One in another part of the yard partially defoliated.
    FWIW, this strongly resembles one named Cranberry.
     

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  10. Moose

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    Wow - thanks for the updated photos Phil. It is a "real looker"! This will be a must have for Mooseland. :eek:


    Bren - according to Dr. Frank Brown's first book which was printed in 1960:

    "Norwood Beauty: A brillant oak-leaf type shaded red and yellow. A Craig seedling developed in 1811 and named for Norwood, Pa., the town where the Robert Craig Nursery is located."
     
  11. Moose

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    The moose needs one of these reeeeeaaal baaaaaaad! :rolleyes:
     
  12. Moose

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    Phil - how fast is this cultivar? :confused: How large are the leaves? :confused: What kind of lighting is this croton getting to realize such great colors? :confused:
     
  13. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    It's a slow but steady grower; suffered partial defoliation again this winter but is
    rebounding fairly well. Nothing like the color in the earlier pics - not yet anyhow...

    leaves are about 6'' including petiole; gets morning and some afternoon sun.
     

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