Intersting Unknown Hybrid (Crysophyllum? Lavaloie?)

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:confused:I purchased this croton at a local plant store today which occasionally has some decent looking 3 gallon crotons. It caught my eye because I couldn't figure if it was just a Crysophyllum, or if it is a Lavaloie hybrid of some sort, or both. Note the darker coloration on the top side of the leaves towards the base of the plant. Anyone familiar with this? I think it's a pretty good looking croton, and with two more still at the store, I might go back and pick them up Lavaloie Hybrid 002.jpgLavaloie Hybrid 008.jpgLavaloie Hybrid 006.jpgLavaloie Hybrid 005.jpgLavaloie Hybrid 001.jpgLavaloie Hybrid 003.jpg
 
Nice plant,I cannot say I have seen one exactly like it??

:confused:I purchased this croton at a local plant store today which occasionally has some decent looking 3 gallon crotons. It caught my eye because I couldn't figure if it was just a Crysophyllum, or if it is a Lavaloie hybrid of some sort, or both. Note the darker coloration on the top side of the leaves towards the base of the plant. Anyone familiar with this? I think it's a pretty good looking croton, and with two more still at the store, I might go back and pick them upView attachment 19697View attachment 19701View attachment 19700View attachment 19699View attachment 19696View attachment 19698
 
Great find Tim, I have asmall tree form of Bloched Whooten Beauty that has a very similar look.
 

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That's a very nice Noblissima more commonly known as Zulu in the trade. There's a bit more variability in the leaves than I'm accustomed to seeing but have seen other specimens like yours.
Thanks very much for the ID, Ray. I got the second confirmation from Jim & Judy Glock today. They have one growing at their croton wonderland in Cudjoe.
 
Tim, you done good, ya got a name. I will tag along and ask for help on one of mine.
 

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