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Where Are The FL West Coast Croton Lovers

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Jul 29, 2010.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Winter was bad, but come on show the E. Coast guys and gals that we have not given up. Share your Croton pictures! Lets get the talk going.
     
  2. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Ok, OK, here we go with some more pics taken this morning....

    First three here shows what happens when the canopy disappears - almost everthing goes yellow, very yellow. That's a Sabal causiarum trunk. Most everything here defoliated during the winter.
     

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  3. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    ..and some more
    1. Royal Flush w/ air layer. Defoliated at the end of the winter.
    2. Gen Tang - air layer this season.
    3. Gen Alex
    4. An old classic - Coral Shower
     

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  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    ...and a few more...
    1. over view near the Becce palm
    2. same
    3. Monarch
    4. Another Coral Shower
     

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  5. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    ..and let's see what else we have here....

    1. Polychrome
    2. Lots of air layers potted up. Tiffany in foreground.
    3. More air layers establishing healthy root systems
    4. Forget the name right now but it turns a brilliant scarlet (Faye Miller)
     

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  6. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    ..and the caboose...
    1. Claude Lorraine
    2. Might be a Gen. Macarthur
    3. Rheedii
    4. another mystery
     

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  7. koki

    koki Active Member

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    Another Mystery-that sounds like a great name for a croton.
     
  8. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Great job Phil, Thank you! Here are some close ups taken this morning by me...
     

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  9. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    a few more...
     

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  10. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    more from the FL West Coast
     

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  11. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    More shots from the FL West Coast...
     

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  12. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Scott and Phil,

    Nice pic's of some beautiful stuff.

    And Phil, nice to see so many crotons are back from recovery, and lots of air layers too.


    Jeff
     
  13. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Thanks Jeff! Looks like Phil and I are the last on the W.Coast growing Crotons.
     

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  14. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    What's up with that? Are our west coast friends even bothering to visit this forum? :confused:

    Phil very impressive. The Coral Showers that I got at a meeting auction donated by you is doing quite well. This cultivar should be grown by more enthusiasts in my opinion. According to Frank Brown's first book, it had become a great rarity by 1960!
     
  15. Plant Nut

    Plant Nut Active Member

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    Two fine West Coast croton collections that made it through the winter and are thriving. Thank-you for sharing; The pictures are worth a thousand words.
     
  16. JungleGina

    JungleGina Member

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    I only have a handful of crotons but I think they're a fantastic complement to palms and boos. Here in Sarasota, I don't know of any good and reasonably priced sources for any other than the few the box stores carry. Please let me know if there's someone nearby I can get some from!

    I grew up hating crotons because I only ever saw one large broad leafed one used in hedge plantings in beating sun, so they always looked sickly and dropped a lot of leaves. It wasn't until I got interested in palms that I started to appreciate crotons and their role in the garden. Now I love their color, texture, and array of leaf shapes--other than the broad leaf.
     
  17. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I'm nearly done with my rehab.
     
  18. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Gina,

    That's great to hear. I'm constantly pushing to people that crotons add such a nice splash of color amongst the greens in the garden. You CANNOT beat them for creating that tropical feel when color is needed.
     

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