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Yellow Bird or Juliette Delarue or ?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by fawnridge, Oct 18, 2009.

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  1. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    No one was sure about this one on Saturday. Everything you see comes from the same plant, multiple cuttings, even the green sport in the last picture.

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Wow - I don't recall seeing that one Ricky. That was not hard to do since there was so much to look at. With all those crotonheads in attendance, you could not get a definitive ID? :p
     
  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Not Juliette D. that's for sure.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Did we get a defintive I.D. on Ricky's plant. Is it Yellow Bird?


    Does anyone have a picture of Juliette Delarue? Does anyone have one in their garden?

    This croton was described by by Dr. Frank Brown in his first book on page 122 as: " Oak -leaf type, lobes spreading bright yellow, no red. Described in Dreer's Garden Calendar (Philadelphia) 1917. Very popular with nurserymen during the period when crotons flourished as hothouse plants in the North. This variety was developed by a French horticulurist from St. Remy-les-Chevreuse, near Paris. This establishment is still, incidentally, in existence."
     
  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Ron, I've got that one too and have never gotten a positve ID. I'll have to check out the book's photo of Yellow Bird later.
     
  6. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it was identified as Yellow Bird by the first group through the garden last year and it looks like the photo in The Book.
     
  7. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    I have a Juliette growing in the yard here, small, maybe 2' in height but I would agree that this plant in the picture is probably a Yellow Bird and not a J.D. I don't recall my Juliette having such flared ends of the leaf. And of course I go out to take a picture and then only find out that were missing our cord to download the pic's from the camera.:mad:
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Ricky - how is your Yellow Bird looking after the cool season? :rolleyes:
     
  9. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Kudos to Moose for resurrecting all these hanging threads....
    Other inquiring minds want to know too!
    Thanks Moose :)
     
  10. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    The cold didn't bother it. But it got too tall and blocked the windows. I chopped it back and tossed the cuttings in the trash because it was in December.
     
  11. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Ricky - how is it looking after the growing season ? :confused: How about an updated picture ? :eek:
     

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