Plant ID forum: Which Croton?

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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Sep 28, 2015 11:51 AM CST
Any thoughts on which Croton this is? We have several thousand listed but I didn't see any clear pictures of anything exactly like this one. I have to admit, to my aging eyes, they all started to look alike after a few pages.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 28, 2015 12:04 PM CST
It's a Codiaeum variegatum: Croton (Codiaeum variegatum) but I'm not sure which one. Possibly one of these:

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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Sep 28, 2015 12:08 PM CST
I've looked at Mamey but mine does not have the ruffled leaves nor is it like the second photo, that one does not have the broader base to the leaves.
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Sep 28, 2015 12:21 PM CST
Irene Kingsley, Norwood Beauty and Afrika all sort of look alike. It might be one of them.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 28, 2015 12:24 PM CST
There are so many Codiaeum hybrids on the market nowadays, it's difficult to tell which cultivar it might be. This company has lots listed but with my old eyes, it's hard to tell because the photos aren't very large: http://www.mercerbotanicals.com/products/Listing/Croton_Codi...

I wonder if your plant would be considered a semi-oak leaf? I found this list, some with photos for comparison: http://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/Category:SEMI-OAK_LEAF

Found photos here too but they don't enlarge either: http://www.burnettsnursery.com/codiaeumcrotons.html
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 28, 2015 12:36 PM CST
Yes, I found images for those three here: /1/]http://www.itfgs.org/index.php/wppg_photogallery/crotons/#pr...

My eyes are really not good for comparing photos and there are so many hybrid Codiaeums on the market nowadays, it's really hard to be sure. I think your plant mostly resembles
Irene Kingsley: http://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/IRENE_KINGSLEY but
Norwood Beauty: http://www.palmpedia.net/wiki/NORWOOD_BEAUTY comes close too.

If you can't be sure of the exact cultivar you can upload photos to the general database entry for Codiaeum, here: Codiaeum
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Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Sep 28, 2015 12:39 PM CST
Thank you, I haven't gotten through all of them but the Palmpedia photos are excellent and so far, Colonel Lindberg is close but I'll search further. Semi Oak Leaf, a huge Thank You. I need the name as I am using a photo in an article and I wanted to be as accurate as possible.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 28, 2015 12:52 PM CST
LOL, I saw that heading for the leaf shape of semi oak leaf and that's kinda what your leaf photos reminded me of.

Good luck in finding the exact cultivar. Maybe you could contact the nursery where you purchased the plant and ask if they could help with an exact name/cultivar?
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Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Oct 25, 2015 4:14 PM CST
ardesia said:Any thoughts on which Croton this is? We have several thousand listed but I didn't see any clear pictures of anything exactly like this one. I have to admit, to my aging eyes, they all started to look alike after a few pages.
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The Croton looks to be Mrs Robinson
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Oct 25, 2015 5:14 PM CST
that certainly looks about as close as can be.
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