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Zadroga (David McLean)

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by fawnridge, Jul 28, 2009.

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  1. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Here are two plants, both from the same cutting, from David McLean. He found this in a client's yard and named it Zadroga after the client:

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  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ricky,

    I've had this croton too for many years from David. But, when the group came by last year, Ray seem to think it was I believe Mrs W.F. Dreer. Or W.F. Dreer.

    Ray....do you remember?


    Jeff
     
  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Jeff, I'm not sure if that one is W.F. Dreer. I'll have to go look at mine tomorrow.
     
  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    ...and then there's this one - colors up more a bit later in the year. Nice plant but no name.
     

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  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Did this end up being Dreer #3? :confused:
     
  6. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    I changed my name Zadroga to W.F. Dreer after what others thought, including Bob Alonzo when he saw it. David seemed to change and add alot of his own names to crotons he didn't know what they were.
     
  7. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is Mrs. W.F. Dreer.
     
  8. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the correct name is Mrs. WF Dreer. Here's the original photo. I now have 5 of these in the ground in various locations. None of them look the same.
     

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  9. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Nice plant Ricky.
     
  10. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Here are two new photos of Mrs. WF Dreer. The more yellow one gets afternoon sun, the other is shade most of the day, and is a cutting off the yellow one from 2 years ago.
     

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  11. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    This is eactly why this family of plants can drive us all nuts at times!!! I think growing this in the shade makes it much more prettier than with some full sun.
     
  12. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Curious as to why this croton has not made an appearance at one of our Croton Society Auctions? :confused: It must be rather rare and/or very slow growing. :eek::eek:

    It appears to be a very nicely hued cultivar. I like both shaded and sun exposed versions! :cool:
     
  13. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I took an air layer to the first meeting/auction at Rick Leitner's garden (summer 2007). It's one of the faster crotons in my garden and gets air layered yearly.
     
  14. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    There you go.....
     
  15. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I hope a Mrs. W. F. Dreer would show up at the November 19th Croton Garden Tour / Meeting auction. The Moose would welcome a trade for one, PM me if you think I may have something you need. :eek:
     
  16. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    The second pic is Ricky's WF Dreer & the first is a cutting from it doing quite nicely at my place.

    -Randy
     

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  17. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Ray - will another make it to Rick's garden tour / auction on Feb. 25th? It is the Moose's birthday then ... Buddy? ;)

    I don't know how to contact David McLean. It would be nice to have him attend the croton garden tour.

    Would someone extend an invitation to him? :)
     
  18. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    I will see if I can contact him at his nursery.
     
  19. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    I've not started air layers yet. I will make it a point however to air layer it this spring. In addition, I may not be able to make it on the 25th.
     

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