new golden Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Lightning')

monkeytreeboy15(Zone 7b/8a)April 2, 2012

Driving from Poulsbo to Silverdale yesterday, I spotted a golden branch on a Douglas Fir. Looks like it might be worth propagating!

What do you think?


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Nice find Sam!
Is this branch mutation at the sunny side of the plant?
Normaly seen such a light coloured needles will burn in full sun...

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 1:19AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
monkeytreeboy15(Zone 7b/8a)

Thanks, Edwin. This branch mutation was growing on the north east side of the plant so it only gets morning and early afternoon sun.
I thought that 'Lightning' was an appropriate name because it was a rather stormy day and my mother thought she had seen lightning in that exact spot shortly before we saw the branch mutataion! :0)


    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 2:00AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Good color.


    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 6:20AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Looks nice, good growth rate and interior needle retention. I have seen some Douglas Fir branch coloration caused by small fractures in the branch, but yours appears to be a true and not due to stress or branch cracking... one way to find out, graft it!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 10:14AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Is this Abies borisii-regis?
I have some doubts. I would greatly appreciate some...
Larix decidua 'Pendula' & Picea abies 'Spring Fire'
I am looking for Larix decidua 'Pendula'. I understand...
What tall conifers for north side of house ?
I live in zone 5a. The north side of my century home...
What kind of planter for evergreens?
Would it be possible to have evergreens in planters?...
sequoia seedling with black spots - spray?
I got this 1 year old seedling online a month ago and...
Sponsored Products
Gray & Yellow 'Underneath the Moon' Print
$27.99 | zulily
Ilium Pendant by Nemo
$742.20 | Lumens
Honeycomb Giclee Glow Bronze Balance Arm Floor Lamp
Lamps Plus
Salamanca Six- Light Chandelier
Brentwood Maria Theresa Chandelier
Zuo Golden Beach Outdoor Corner Chair
Euro Style Lighting
Missoni Home | Kaduna Pillow 14x31 - Quick Ship
Global Views 11.5H in. Stretch Sculpture - 8_81355
$247.50 | Hayneedle
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™