White Ann Rutherford

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Jan 17, 2011.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    AAB White Ann Rutherford.jpg AAB White Ann Rutherford 2.jpg AAB White Ann Rutherford 3.jpg This one has been called Island Breeze. At the Glock's Holiday Social, Bob Alonso ID'd this variety as White Ann Rutherford. I wish I could find a "typical" (with colors other than white) Anne Rutherford. :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

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    That is a neat one, thanks for the photos!
     
  3. Judy Glock

    Judy Glock Active Member

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    Moose,

    I bought a cutting of the Ann Rutherford from Mark Hooten at our meeting in Dec. I have it in a bag to root in the Keys. Also have the White one ther as well. Will let you know how it does.
    Judy
     
  4. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I have seen a big white Ann Rutherford and it was really stunning.The emergent leaves come out solid white and slowly change.It is fantastic once they get some size.
     
  5. Moose

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    White Ann Rutherford.jpg I'm trying ...
     
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  6. Phil Stager

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    Verrrry interesting... I have several of these in the yard and none show a trace of yellow. Always cream colored to white depending on lighting conditions.
     
  7. Moose

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    Phil - I got this as Island Breeze, Bob Alonso informed us that its original name is White Ann Rutherford. As for the pastel yellows you see, its only seen on the newly flushed leaves. It cures to white as you can see on the mature leaves if you enlarge the photo. Just may be a light exposure situation as you have mentioned.
     
  8. Moose

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    Phil - its turns all creamy with time on mine too.
     
  9. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    I agree with Mike. Mine is getting better and shows more color with age. It gets more and more yellow that eventually turns to white, especially this time of year. A really good grower too.
     
  10. Perry Edge

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    Here's my white A.R. Before it was correctly identified, wasn't it also known as "Bradenton Mystery," because it was discovered there ?

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  11. Phil Stager

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    Yes, this has gone through several name changes (Bradenton Mystery, Island Breeze) before finally and positively ID'd as White Anne Rutherford. Mine tolerate anything from full sun to shade. It's been a vigorous grower.
     

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