Plant ID forum: Croton (Codiaeum variegatum)

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Paul2032
Jan 30, 2012 7:40 PM CST
Where do I enter pictures of Oak Leaf Croton in the data base?

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plantladylin
Jan 30, 2012 7:53 PM CST
That looks like Codiaeum variegatum: http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Codiaeum/
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jan 30, 2012 7:57 PM CST
The leaf has a marked oak leaf shape. Variagatum looks like it has plain margins
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 30, 2012 8:05 PM CST
The botanical name is Codiaeum variegatum but there are many different cultivars with different leaf types. This link shows many different leaf types, one even called "Turkey Foot" and they list one as "Yellow Oak Leaf": http://www.burnettsnursery.com/codiaeumcrotons.html

If you don't have the exact name of your cultivar you can put it in the location for C. variegatum and then move it at a later date.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jan 30, 2012 8:07 PM CST
Thank you so much. several on that link certainly looked similar.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jan 30, 2012 8:50 PM CST
And, many nurseries have different names for them too. I remember back in the 1970's I purchased a Croton labeled "Mamey" (that is how the label had it spelled) and I've seen some labels spell the name "Mammey" and nowadays I see them labeled with the spelling of "Mammy". It's very confusing. I had the one called "Picasso's Paintbrush" for quite a few years and lost it to a freeze last winter. I've also seen that one labeled as just Codiaeum "Paintbrush".
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