Old Croton At Viscaya

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Mar 9, 2010.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I found this real old croton cultivar at Viscaya Museum - the incredible "palace" built by Charles Deering of John Deere fame. This beautiful home and garden is located on Biscayne Bay and is open to the public as a Miami-Dade County Park. I believe this is called Morti. :rolleyes:

    The first image is showing the croton at over 15 Ft. tall.

    2nd image is base of the trunk. The fire extinguisher is for scale and is 8 inches in diameter.

    3rd image is at the 5 ft mark above ground level. My camera case and hand for scale.
     

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  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    This plant has certainly seen many sunrises and sunsets in it's day. 30-40 years old maybe, who knows for sure. Thanks!


    Jeff
     

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