Thomas Edison

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by fawnridge, Dec 20, 2010.

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  1. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Better shot than the one in the wiki. This one came from Jeff Searle four years ago in a 3-gallon can.
     

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  2. Crotonologist

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    Very nice specimen!
     
  3. Croton Guru

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    Theres a Big one in Hollywood :) For $1.00 ill give you the address lol kidding.
    I would say last time I saw it was close to 10ft tall, If the Croton Butchers didnt get to it first.
     
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  5. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    This one is almost 6 foot.
     
  6. Jeff Searle

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    I know it well. I got my first clippings from this bush, in the rain that day and with permission, and watching me from his front door.:)
     
  7. Croton Guru

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    I know very well, BTW doesnt one of your Admirers live close by LOL hmm Something English. Bring back memories Jeff?
     
  8. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Here's a good closeup for the wiki
     

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  9. Crotonologist

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    Done.
     
  10. fawnridge

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    Thanks for all of them.
     
  11. Jeff Searle

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    Ha,ha! That would be Old English. I think she had an eye for you. Lol.
     
  12. Crazy for Crotons

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  13. Moose

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    Very, very nicely grown croton Ricky. That plant has truly outstanding coloring. :cool:

    As I stated in another thread, it is curious why this cultivar is not found as much as it should be. :confused:
     
  14. Jeff Searle

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    Man, I propagate this thing as much as I can. A grower can only grow so much. lol
     
  15. Moose

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    Does Thomas Edison flower infrequently? :confused: It seems it would be a nice candidate to cross-pollinate with due to the leaf size and colors. I have not heard of Thomas Edison as being a parent to any well known cultivar.

    In addition, I know of no Thomas Edison sport that is around. Is there such a thing as a Yellow Thomas Edison?

    Any guidance from you long term croton lovers would be appreciated. :)
     
  16. Phil Stager

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    I've never seen it sport nor flower. Got my first one from Jesse D some ten+ years ago and have been propagating it since. An all time favorite.
     
  17. Jeff Searle

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    I want to say, mine has flowered, but it's not very often. One of my favorite crotons out there. Never noticed any sport on any of them either. I would suspect IT WOULD be a great canidate to cross pollinate it w/ something else too.
     
  18. Crazy for Crotons

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    I've got a T.E. air layer if anybody needs one.
     
  19. Jeff Searle

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    I heard this a croton party in two days. Bring yer down..........
     

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