Plaid Oak

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by palmisland, Jul 10, 2011.

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  1. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    I've had this one for about a year & is a great grower. :cool: Does anyone have a larger one with a photo of some older leaves?

    Randy
     

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  2. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Impressive croton...
     
  3. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    here's a few pics taken this morning. There's a 6" ruler in there for scale. late in the season some of the leaves show traces of pink. Fast grower
     

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  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    :cool: The Moose Land needs this cultivar ! :eek:
     
  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    For a mostly yellow croton, it does remarkably well in shade.
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I was under the impression that Plaid Oak colors up to some soft pinks as the leaves age? :confused:

    Oh, just re-read Phil's post. Never mind. :eek:
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Randy was kind enough to bring a huge rooted cutting to the Moose Land. :D

    Thanks Randy, very much appreciated! :eek:
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Plaid Oak.jpg
    And here it is in the ground, next to the sidewalk so the pedestrians can enjoy it.
     
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  9. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Nice job Ron. Your's looks just like it's mama. :)
     
  10. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Ron, your Plaid Oak looks great. I got mine from Phil and I love it. What a cheery, grateful plant! Grows at a nice rate and with great color. Another great hybrid- thanks Phil!:cool:
     
  11. kurt decker

    kurt decker Well-Known Member

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    Another case of the dumb name sticking. Like almost edison, that plant was too good to not have had a real name, but noone was familiar with it. It grew in a very restricted area, the 441 corridor in hollywood, and nowhere else. But it was fairly common in that area. What's unusual about that is most good crotons in yards were in the area of a nursery that sold crotons back in the day. Nothing else unusual or exiting was in that area, just that one.
     
  12. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Blotched Plaid Oak?
     

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  13. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Commotion from Jeff last year. 1st pic. South side. 2nd pic. North side.
     

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  14. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Don Quixote just one last time.
     

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  15. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Glad it got a name. Its not so restricted now. :gangnamstyle:
     

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