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Not often encountered ?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jun 11, 2011.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Coral Gables, FL Zone 10b
    This is the not often encountered croton Nellie Halgrim. It is a green and yellow semi oak leaf shaped cultivar and having red petioles just like John Bender. :)


    This was given to me by Jeff Searle as a small rooted cutting in a two inch square container. It has been nurtured along to get it to this one gallon size. Would love to get it planted in the ground but I am a bit apprehensive right now with the lack of rain situation. :(
     

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  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    Wow, what a nicely grown croton. I would think twice about planting it, you do have a hose somewhere right?:) Get that thing in the ground, SO when the rains do finally come, it will be ready to move along. And yes, this cultivar is not seen very often.
     
  3. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I had to look at this one twice when I was down by Ron.It is in pluperfect condition.I agree with Jeff,get that one into the ground.It looks like our rainy season is finally getting started.
     
  4. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Does this one color up anymore?
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Location:
    Coral Gables, FL Zone 10b
    Nellie Halgrim, named after Bob Halgrim's mom, finally got in the ground about three weeks ago. Fresh soil is aiding root development and with all this rain a very nice growth spurt is happening. I will attempt to post a photo later. :p

    Bren - it is a outstanding yellow and green croton that is very pretty and colors like a John Bender but with a semi-oak leaf shape in my opinion. :eek:
     
  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    south Tampa, Bokeelia
    Unlike most yellow and green varieties, this one keeps its color in shade.
     

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