David, How to you keep Zanzibar looking so great? Zanzibar is my favorite of all Crotons, but it looks like I am not its favorite person. I have 5 and they all look like (BLEEP). The overall look under the oak is outstanding. Thanks for all the great photos!ZANZIBAR
David, How to you keep Zanzibar looking so great? Zanzibar is my favorite of all Crotons, but it looks like I am not its favorite person. I have 5 and they all look like (BLEEP). The overall look under the oak is outstanding. Thanks for all the great photos!
Beautiful David. Your MR HITCHCOCK looks like one I have. Mmmmmm:roll eyes: Do you know any history on it?
I GOT HTIS PLANT ABOUT 12 years ago from a plantation house on the river . the house was built at the begining of the century around 1900 . i did some work a long time ago for them and remembered the giant crotons, and i mean giant some 20 ft all had name tags in metal . Many year later i visited the place and there was a new owner .a lot of the old plants looked bad i asked if he wanted to sell any and he offered me to have some if id like they were clearing some land , i got about 10 plants . This was one it had a medal tag on it saying Mr HITCHCOCK . I had to cut it back to transplant it was 15 ft then . it almost didnt make it . it took 5 years for it to fully come back. now its lookn good again . If it was in the ground it would be a lot better . all my plants are in Planters . It really looks simular to the tiger eye , but not exactly . They had General pagents 20 ft plus and had a large greenhouse Full of all kinds , some ive never seen or have ever seen again . he gave me a jar of hybrid seeds and have been trying to get them to grow . they were really old seeds only 1 out of every 200 or so sprouted . but they are going to be nice one day i hope . I hope tp post some of the seedlings soon . One of them was the one i named the FREAK , ive posted about it before . it was great talking about the croton adventures . Thanks
Its been over 9 months now since i rescued this croton stump out of a construction dumpster , Ive been unable to find a plant simular to it and shes a beauty . So ill call it Asley King , mayb she will turn into a real head turner , Ive shown a picture from the bare root planting , to the plant on 12 - 2013 then march 1- 2014 A few small plants made it to other gardens down south , Hope they turn out the same bright colors as this one . Any ideas let me know. Thanks