Solid Green

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by fawnridge, Dec 15, 2011.

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  1. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    All are seedlings. The first one is a seedling from President Reagan (closest large bloomer). Second and third (a closeup) look like Carot and one leaf has a small yellow blotch. This one is around 8 years old. There are at least five seedlings in the fourth picture. The two big ones are solid green. Number five is a seedling from Kentucky. Leaves are over a foot long not including the petiole. Last one is Cup & Saucer, again a seedling. The original plant was destroyed in Francis.
     

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  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Hey Ricky,

    But why? Why all the green, undesirable plants? When you could have so many others in their space.
     
  3. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    I have plenty of room for plants. I guess it's not just the color that gets me, it's the leaf shape, as well.
     
  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    solid green seedlings and the occasional solid green sport go right to the trash
     
  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Trash or treasure?
     

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  6. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I really like the look and texture of the last one.
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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  8. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    Nice looking croton. I think they are unique looking. I would plant them. Thanks for the photos. That is interesting you got so many seedling that turned out like this. Just think you have croton in your yard that no one else has!

    Does the new growth have color on it or does more sun exposure change them at all?
     
  9. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Every now and then, I'll get a yellow spot or small splotch of yellow on a single leaf. Sun does nothing for them. I must have several hundred seedlings coming up in the garden. When one shows color, I baby it until I get several new generations of leaves. Most are yanked. But these I let grow and would never toss them in the trash pile.
     
  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Ricky - since you seem to appreciate green crotons, you may need to add this cultivar to your collection. :eek:
     

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  11. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Cup and Saucer looks like an out-of-color Ovalifolium.
     
  12. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    It is. But it's in hard sun for most of the year and it still stays green, always was.
     
  13. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I cut this big green off last year and tried my hand on sticking it in the ground to see if it would make it. It rooted and is looking ok.
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