Sequoia sempervirens 'Little Nessie'

bluespruce53(Dorset UK)June 18, 2011

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ademink(z5a-5b Indianapolis)

I could eat that. If that ain't the cutest thing! Pass the ranch.

What does it do when it grows up? Creep or...????? love it!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 4:08PM
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jaro_in_montreal

This is one very bizarre redwood !!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 4:13PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Stephen, can you tell us some more about this witches' broom and who gave it this cultivar name?

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 4:58PM
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bluespruce53(Dorset UK)

Edwin, Dan Luscombe at Bedgebury recieved material from Ness Botanic Gardens in Scotland, where the broom and the mother tree is situated. He sent the material onto me last year. From about twenty grafts made only two survived, this is one the other I sent back to Dan, I gave it the name, with Dan's agreement. The original broom is a very round to oval tight compact globe, about the size of a dustbin lid!

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 2:19AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Very nice!

Josh

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 2:23AM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

This is the second grafted Sequoia sempervirens witches' broom I come across.
Nelis Kools from The Netherlands received also scions from a broom which is in France.
He also grafted some but these all died in the second year.
The third and fourth broom were found last year in The Netherlands in Wiel Linssen's garden, both are on the same tree.
Wiel and I talked about these brooms and he told me that none of these brooms will have a long live because of it's juvenile needles and it's very thight habit.
This combination will make sure that it will be killed by a fungus sooner or later.
But this is only theory, I hope that the 'Little Nessie' will live for a very long time :0)
It's to bad that you didn't grafted it a little bit higher of the ground which was possible when I take a look to the understock...
Please keep us informed about this one!

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 6:49AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Good name.

Dax

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 7:39AM
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bluespruce53(Dorset UK)

Other ones which died were grafted higher Edwin, in fact i might have been a bit quick in throwing them out, as this one also looked to be a gonner, with a lot of dead wood within, before the new growth started to appear several weeks ago.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 9:48AM
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sluice

Congratulations on the successful propagation!

It looks like Nessie has a little friend in the pot?

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 10:16AM
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cryptomeria

Gratulations,too - Stephen,

nice little plant. I hope that it will stay alive. And I hope we can do more 'Little Nessies' in future .
Nelis broom from France was called ' Balais de Sorciére '.
Like Edwin told us, unfortunately all died.

Wolfgang

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 11:02AM
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firefightergardener(7/8)

Wow, looks like a sedum or something. Surreal. I sure hope it proves a winner, after visiting the enormous forests of these trees, I'd love to grow a tiny variation of one. I can't believe how small or how odd that looks! More updates down the road please Stephen!

-Will

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 11:38AM
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cryptomeria

' Balais de Sorciere'.

Some problems with French accent.

I remember, we had some pics months before with very similar grafts from sempervirens.But I do not know from whom.

Wolfgang

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 12:04PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Wolfgang, these pics were also from Stephen, taken when he just grafted some scions of the 'Little Nessie', only then without this cultivar name...

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 12:56PM
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dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)

So what now?

Are you going to keep it in the pot and mother hen it for several years or give it a go in your garden?

Dave

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 12:59PM
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cryptomeria

Thanks Edwin,

yes I admired these little grafts. But there was no name.

Wolfgang

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 2:26PM
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bluespruce53(Dorset UK)

Certainly be keeping it in a container for the foreseeable future Dave, assuming it does survive..

    Bookmark   June 20, 2011 at 1:35AM
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