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Sunny Star

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Mar 6, 2011.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I was making name tags today and I had purchased this as Sunny Star. Yes/No?
     

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  2. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Isn't that called yellow excurrans?
     
  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Bren, "Sunny Star" vs Yellow Ecurrans.... S.Star has no leaf twist and no pink blush to the backside of the leaf. Green and yellow coloring is darker.
     

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  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Scott - I think Sunny Star is the trade name. Another patent search might reveal where the name originated and who introduced it into the trade. Never saw any other name for it. It has been a reliable if not too spectacular croton with no defoliation the past two winters.
    #1 Sunny Star in dry part of yard and in part shade.
    #2 A mystery or very fine clone of Yellow Excurrens; cannot recall trade name for it but green is more intense and yellow is brighter than in photo and the yellow/green pattern looks reversed from...
    #3 Yellow Excurrens from local brush site.
    #4 Banana - easily recognized by the 'thumb' on the leaf.
     

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  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Thanks Phil!
     

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