Another Thuja Sport

gardener365(5b Illinois USA)October 7, 2012

This is from one of my seedlings grown from the cultivar: 'Hetz Wintergreen'. Seed collected at Bickelhaupt Arboretum, 2007. From seedling #125.

Tomorrow I will get a photo of my #125 seedling as it's too dark at night, now.

Dax

Thuja occidentalis #125 seedling SPORT (No name Dax H.)

Thuja occidentalis #125 seedling SPORT (No name Dax H.)

Here it is on the right with the two other sports I found on a true 'Hetz Wintergreen' a few three weeks ago.

One of the SPORTS I found on a 'Hetz Wintergreen'

And the other SPORT found on the same 'Hetz Wintergreen' with (2) cuttings from the sport above (toothpicks in rockwool are of the same sport)

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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Hopefully one of them turn out for you!

The parent,'Hetz Wintergreen', is one of the best.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 9:18PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Dax, all are nice finds and I hope they will make some roots soon.
However, I've my doubs that they will root in the rockwool.
I think the upper part of the cutting is still allright, but the underpart will rot away soon, or allready did...
Good luck and keep us informed!

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 2:11AM
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baxz5oh(5)

Very nice Dax. What is that gel like substance that the cuttings are in? It looks to be segregated from the perlite/peat mix.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 6:00AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

It's rockwool baxz.

Rockwool is new media for me to attempt so I will will see if successful or not.

Thanks Will, Edwin.

Dax

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 8:55AM
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barbaraincalif(Z 8/9)

Go Dax...you're on a roll!

Edwin, what rooting media do you recommend for conifers? Seems no matter what I use the majority rot.

Barbara

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 11:03AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Thank you, Barbara :)

Here is my Thuja occidentalis seedling I call #125

Dax

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 11:41AM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Barbara, mostly I use a combination of Swedish peat and perlite which will make a good combination of a moisty soil with a good drainage.
This is a proffesional mix.

For the hobby nurserymen also a mix of 75% white sand and 25% peat will do a good job.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 2:16PM
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Cher(6 SW OH)

Nice Dax! That first one sure has a lot of gold showing right now. Hope it keeps that much as it matures.
Cher

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 4:39PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Thank you, Cher!!

Found me another!

Dax

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 7:45PM
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ladylotus(Z3/4 ND)

Dax,

I love #125, I sure hope it keeps it's coloring for you. That will be a real winner if it does.

Keep me posted as to the results.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 10:00PM
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barbaraincalif(Z 8/9)

Thanks Edwin. Perlite is easier to get than a good quality sand, so will 3:1 perlite/peat work?

Barbara

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 11:16PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Barbara, perlite is coarser then white sand so it will drainage more.
In this case I would go for 3:2.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 1:25AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Can and will do ladylotus, Dax.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 8:48AM
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