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Yellow Mammy?

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Sep 20, 2009.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Is this Yellow Mammay?
     

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  2. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I found one in HD here in Boca many years ago tagged "Golden Mammay".
     
  3. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Thanks Ricky, I found this one at HD today. Ricky is there a story with you using "fawnridge"? I get a laugh every time because that is the name of my neighborhood.
     
  4. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    When we lived in New Jersey, we lived on Fawn Ridge Road and the name of my software company and its product was (and still is) Compass Software. Moving to Florida, we found out that there was already a Compass Software incorporated in the state. So we had to come up with another name. I decided to incorporate as The Fawnridge Group and took the handle "fawnridge" for just about every website that I participate in. Coincidentally, when I was a child, I went to Fawn Ridge Day Camp, so the name has stayed with me all these years.
     
  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    It needs a ton of light to keep its color. Keep that in mind when planting it.
     
  6. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I will be planting a few Crotons this weekend and need some info. I want to plant the following in one area, but need to know who needs to be in the front. As far as growth rates and mature sizes. From what I know I would say Yellow Mammay and Yellow Excurrens in back with Yellow Banana to the front. Yes? No?
     
  7. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Well, you could do that, but I have a colony of "Yellow Banana" that's over 5' tall, six feet in a few places. It really doesn't matter as you can trim them to be whatever height you want. The "Yellow Mammay" in my garden is the shortest and slowest growing of the three you mentioned, though. But since it and the "Yellow Excurrens" are almost identical, I would put something else there - different color or different leaf shape.
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Scott - I think Ricky is right. Contrasting placement is important to realize these crotons characteristics in my opinion. :rolleyes:

    Ron. :)
     
  9. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I have started planting and took the advice and mixed the plants for contrast. Here is a peek of what has happened so far. I still have a lot of work to do in this area.
     

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