Fifth Sport This Month

gardener365(5b Illinois USA)October 10, 2012

Found another one on cultivar 'Hetz Wintergreen' Thuja occidentalis:

Thuja occidentalis Hetz Wintergreen SPORT #4 on left and SPORT #3 on right 2012

Thuja occidentalis Hetz Wintergreen SPORT #4 with flash

Thuja occidentalis Hetz Wintergreen SPORT #4 without flash

Thuja occidentalis Hetz Wintergreen SPORT #4 on left and SPORT #3 on right 2012

This time I stacked (2) rockwool cubes, so I'm rooting only in rockwool.

Thuja occidentalis Hetz Wintergreen SPORT #4 2012

Thuja occidentalis Hetz Wintergreen SPORT #4 2012

Ready to go under the lamp.

Thuja occidentalis Hetz Wintergreen SPORT #4 2012

Finished:

Dax

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alley_cat_gw

Dax, That is so cool...Lets hope for the best!
~AL

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 8:27PM
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noki

You should save some to try in winter, when they usually take cuttings.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 8:38PM
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toronado3800 Zone 6 StLouis(6)

Man o man. Some people have an eye for it and find the neatest things!

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 8:40PM
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monkeytreeboy15(Zone 7b/8a)

Uncanny how many you've found! Congratulations, Dax. I look forward to seeing their progress.

-Sam

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 10:46PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Guess I am being blessed on overload, this year.

Dax

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 8:05AM
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maple_grove_gw

Congratulations Dax. Your sports are choice.

I was thinking the same thing as Sam. I wonder if somehow these variegated shoots formed in response to your adverse conditions this summer. I've never heard of such a phenomenon before though. Anyone else know of particular environmental conditions that might favor mutation?

Best of luck rooting!

Alex

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 9:35AM
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barbaraincalif(Z 8/9)

Hey...nice knife Dax!
Do you use it often and did it work out for grafting? If so, what is your favorite blade size?

And, to the subject of your post, beautiful yellow sport.
We're all rooting for you! ;)

Barbara

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 10:54AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

I don't know at all, Alex. I've never come across any studies about bud mutations as a result of environment.

Heya Barbara, I don't know anything other than blade #10. I like it, but, I'd prefer one that's longer. The area the blade snaps into pretty well takes away 1/2 of the blade rendering that much of it unusable. I do like #3 scalpels though.

Here's hoping they root, here as well.

Dax

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 2:35PM
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