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Please help me ID these

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by junglegal, Feb 7, 2011.

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  1. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Perhaps Baron Le Compte? 1st & 3rd pic are same plant.


    4th pic is a cutting I got last fall but I forgot from where. :confused:
    The older leaves were cut when I got it but they are broad leaf.
     

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  2. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    #1 and #3 could be Ethyl Craig. In Brown's first book he says tha Ethyl Criag is the most pointed leaf croton.

    #2 could be William Craig. You'll need to see how the new leaves color up.
     
  3. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Marie,
    Thank you! I think you are right about Ethyl Craig. Looking at the wiki pics, I can see the similarities now. I had a 10 gal William Craig in 06 but lost it over that winter. I sure hope you are right about William because I think it's a stunner.

    Who were/are Ethyl and William Craig? I'd love to capture that factoid in WIKI.
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    A little info. I pulled up. The William Craig croton was not developed by W.C.(of the Craig nursery)himself, but by a gentle named John Matthew of Miami. Mr. Craig made numerous trips to Miami and was well liked by the croton growers of that time. How's that Bren?:)
    Jeff
     
  5. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    My guess is that they were part of the Robert Craig family from Philadelphia who imported a collection of crotons from Europe and then developed a lot of new crotons way back in the mid-nineteenth century....
    I'll see if I can dig up a few references...
    Also, I think the correct spelling is probably Ethel, as that is how the name was spelled for many many years...
    Ethyl refers to a group of chemicals...
     
  6. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Thank you Jeff. I added that info to the WIKI. Hopefully Crotonologist can dig up some additional info too.
     

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