Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Phil Stager, Aug 14, 2009.
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A new thread instead of continuing the older one on interupted forms.
A few pics from this morning.
Phil - Very nice. Kind of looks like Geisha Girl or Exiter type.
Nice Phil. It's basically a mini Mrs. Snyder's Disraeli.
Phil - did this one survive last winter's cold?
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.
Phil, my big plant was annihilated by the cold. Not as cold tolerant as some others in the garden here.
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).
Nice! Who named this hybrid?
Here's a few pics taken today. One in another part of the yard partially defoliated.
FWIW, this strongly resembles one named Cranberry.
Wow - thanks for the updated photos Phil. It is a "real looker"! This will be a must have for Mooseland.
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."
The moose needs one of these reeeeeaaal baaaaaaad!
Phil - how fast is this cultivar? How large are the leaves? What kind of lighting is this croton getting to realize such great colors?
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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