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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by junglegal, Mar 5, 2011.

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  1. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    I am a total green horn in training. I did peruse Doc Browns book and did not see any picture that stood out for an ID.

    I should know better after posting so many pictures to the WIKI too. :eek:

    A couple valuable members chimed in and said it's not what I thought but offered no alternative ID.
    I'm hoping it's some new hybrid so I can name it something as cool as POOPSIE MCGUILLICUTTY.
    I want one of those just so I can say the name on garden tours :D
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Bren - it looks a a bit like it may be Christmas to me ? :confused:
     
  3. koki

    koki Active Member

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    Bren,
    I will air layer a Poopsie McGillicutty for you this month. This is a very sought after variety!
     
  4. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Koki, that is very kind. Thank you!
     
  5. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Ron,
    I looked at the christmas pics in the wiki. It looked to have semi oak leaves. Mine doesn't have as pronounced. Whatever it is seems cold hardy and fast. Trunk is 2.5 inches round too. Never had any new growth from the stem. This thing wants to be a little tree. I bought it from a nursery that makes regular runs to south florida.
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Bren - You are right, I don't know what I was thinking? :eek:
     
  7. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Moose,
    No problem. You usually hit it on the head.

    Here is another shot. This is the other side of the plant that sees stronger sun.
    Pretty large leaves. My fat mitt for scale.
     

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  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Bren - what does it look like today? :confused: An updated photo would be cool. :cool:

    Have you had any crotonhead visitors make an ID? :eek:
     
  9. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Here it is tonight. It was thought to be clipper. Fast grower. My only 15 gal croton. Should be fun hauling this in and out of the greenhouse this winter. Ray needs to pick up some 7 gal containers from me so he may be able to chime in after.
     

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