This is a very old Kentucky. I talked to the son of the guy who planted it. His Dad passed away in 1961. I surmise that this croton must of been planted in the 1950's. The home was built in 1947. It was in a bad need of fertilizer and had a croton scale investation. I gave it a granular fertilizer and hit it with some water soluble fertilizer in the last month. It was also sprayed with Cygon and then Merit applied around the root zone. The son is selling the old homestead and gave me permission to put on some airlayers. I want to keep Grandma's genetic lineage going. Let me see if the new owners will let me move it to the Moose Land. It will need to be trimmed back to transplant and limit the ensuing transpiration. Hopefully the airlayers will take and new leaves will bud on those airlayer stems.