Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by fawnridge, Sep 30, 2009.
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Simple leaf, but outstanding color.
Ricky - if I lie alot will the leaves get bigger? Ha, Ha!
Only if you rub them.
Great plant no matter how common.
Funny that you should say that. I've never seen it outside my garden, Jesse Durko's (where it came from), or the landscape jobs that I planted it on.
If I rub a "Kentucky" will it turn into a "Richard Krukonus" ?
While you are rooting me that "Stoplight", feel free to root me a "Pinocchio" as well, if you are so inclined and have easy access to a donor plant. "Pinocchio" looks like another must have variety for me! And then, that's it - no more after this! And I'll pay postage!!!
Ron from DE
Crotons are like Lays chips, you can't have just 20 or 40 or 100 or 200. Once you've gotten the bug, you're sick forever.
Ron - I don't have one in my yard but I believe Ricky offered a cutting to me when I visit his garden. To our beloved Delaware super crotonhead I am sure we will be able to forward a "Pinocchio" to you next spring.
Ron - do not resist the "force", Ray is absolutely right - you will be saying "only one more" for the next 20 years. Start making plans to expand your sun room now! Also whatever square footage you think to agree on for expansion, double it now because you will fill it fast. A tropical oasis in DE in the middle of winter, how fascinating.
Yea, I know I know! I'll be getting more and more new crotons and I'll need another sunroom! "De Nile" isn't just a river.... but WOW, I gotta have a pinocchio!!!!
How large are the leaves on Pinocchio? B/c I have an unidentified croton with smallish leaves - just that shape - that looks like the photo. And it just may have been the croton I got at Jesse's years ago. Hasn't grown much since then.
The largest leaves are around 7", most average around 4".
This is a beautiful plant. What is the growth rate ? How tall will it max out at ?
Thanks in advance
Slow to start, then average. Mine is around 8' tall after 8 or 9 years.
location is everything. we have a very nice hedge of them about 4.5 ft tall, lots of sun and the leaves don't get bigger than 4".
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