Pop's yard

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by junglegal, Nov 23, 2011.

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  1. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Besides my stoplight, no other croton throws such bold yellow leaves. This pic does not do it justice but new growth is damn near neon yellow. A real eye catcher from a distance. Which other crotons unfurl and keep these solid colors for so long? This one has been like this a couple weeks now, just now showing hints of green.
     

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  2. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, those bold yellow leaves contain no chlorophyll and will likely die sooner than the others Many will sport a yellow branch - only to have it die later in the year.
     
  3. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Phil,

    They are starting to show green now and my stoplight has went from this color to a nice orange. I thought white showed a lack of chlorophyll? Time will tell.
     

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    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    The yellow leaves will eventually change color and have little to do, in this case, with a lack of chlorophyll. Here's another example - William Craig. These leaves come out yellow and stay yellow for months before going to red.
     

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    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Thanks to both.
    Ricky, you confirmed what I was getting at. Some plants shoot out these very yellow leaves and hold them much longer than others before coloring up. I want to keep adding to this list, may lead to lineage, cold hardiness etc... Never know.
     
  6. Phil Stager

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    ..and here's some yellow leaves that will make it - and some that will not.
    Only the one in the UR is going to make it; the other three are toast due to lack of chlorophyl
     

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    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    %$#@! moved the pics around on me in the above post -only the middle top one is going to make it
    ...and here's a few more:
    first one is sporting to a total yellow and probable death
    middle one is a ghostly white and will not make it long term
    final one is sporting to a total yellow; will keep an eye on this one
     

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    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Thanks for the pics Phil. I do see the difference in yellow though. The goners are much paler in color.
     
  9. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Bren - my experience with Pop's Yard is paralleling yours. The last flushes of leaves look really yellow then green mottling slowly forms. Then it procceds to having the green develope and some serious orange happens to the remaining yellow variegation.

    My theory is this is a Fall thing. If yellow leaves like that appeared in the strong summer sun, they would be fried. The shortened days with gentler sun rays may be the cause. ;)

    And then again, who knows with such genetically unstable plants. Just a Moose theory ... :rolleyes:
     
  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Bren - I have two Pop'sYard. This is the better looking one of the two. Photo taken this morning at sunrise. :)
     

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