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PlantFiles: Pineland Croton, Wild Croton, Grannybush
Croton linearis

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Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Croton (KROH-tun) (Info)
Species: linearis (lin-AIR-iss) (Info)

Synonym:Croton ferguonii
Synonym:Croton augustatus
Synonym:Croton hippophaeoides
Synonym:Cascarilla linearis
Synonym:Oxydectes linearis

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Evergreen
Variegated
Silver/Gray
Bronze-Green
Leathery-Textured
Red

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive bobsherman On Mar 12, 2014, bobsherman from Grand Haven, MI wrote:

*such a beeaauuutifuuul erotic plant ;D makes me so satisfied and happy happy. gets me goin. but some times it stares at me when im changing my panties and that makes me feel awk. :-*

Positive IslandTransplant On Jul 30, 2013, IslandTransplant from Staniel Cay
Bahamas (Zone 12a) wrote:

I grow this plant as part of my medicine/herb garden in the Exuma cays. It will grow in sand, rocky soil, pretty much anywhere in full sun. It doesn't like to be transplanted, but once established makes a beautiful, aromatic bush.

Positive olddude On Jul 6, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

Grows from St. Lucie county, Fl. through the Keys and West Indies. Low nutritional requirements, grows in nutrient poor soils. It is the larval host for Bartram's scrub-hairstreak and Fl. leafwing butterflies and is also a nectar plant for other butterflies.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Big Pine Key, Florida



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