Vintage Croton? Can anyone ID???

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by TikiRick, Apr 20, 2012.

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  1. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    Ft. Lauderdale, FL Zone 10b
    I found this very mature croton aside a building that was perhaps built in the 1950s. It's on the northside, so never in direct sun. By the thickness of the trunk, I would suspect it was either original or planted sometime in the 1960's.

    Can anyone ID it?
     

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  2. koki

    koki Active Member

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    Location:
    pine island, fl
    Maybe Bonita.
     
  3. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL Zone 10b
    Is that a rare one?
     
  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Sunny St. Pete, FL
    Yes, Bonita is a scarce one. However, the pics look more like an 'Ugly' - an un-named variety that is VERY variable in leaf color and patterns and can easily 'black out' at times then returnf with a big blast of color. Will post some pics later.
     
  5. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Sunny St. Pete, FL
    Some 'Ugly' pics from the yard
     

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  6. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    Location:
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    So could it still be Bonita????
     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    south Tampa, Bokeelia
    Phil,

    You're Ugly is very William Daisy Craig-ortega.

    Rick,

    Yes, you're croton is very bonito.
     

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