The Most Interesting Croton in the Yard

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jerry Shilling, Dec 13, 2013.

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  1. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    These two year old hybrids share a concrete pot that sits over the pump-out hole to the septic tank. The last photo was posted in August as hybrid JLSHYB11120007 The 2nd & third photos are baby picturs.
     

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  2. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    When we got back to the Keys in October, 0007 was on fire. The two older leaves look like detailing that belongs on a hotrod. Heaven help me if this croton were ever to be named The Heat or Heater.
     

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  3. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    The leaves mature to jet black. The orange is bold. It reminds me of an early painting in a cave or warpaint. That's a possibility.
     

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  4. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Each set of leaves is similiar in size and markings. Prior to the last flush, the largest leaves were 5 inches at the shoulder and 10 in long. The newest flush is 5 in by 13 inches.
    It's going to be fun watching this guy.
     

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  5. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Great looking Croton there Jerry. Thanks for sharing the pictures. :cool:
     
  6. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Smoking Hot !!!
     
  7. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I will not mince words here. Simply put, if I had Jerry's crotons - I'd yank mine out.

    Could Jerry be the modern version of Ralph Davis / Henry Coppinger? Will he be talked about as such by crotonheads 40 years into the future?
     
  8. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    The ONLY thing he's lacking ......is property.
     
  9. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Wow, Jerry, another incredible plant! It must be so much fun to watch these things grow up and know you created them.
     

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