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a sport

Posted by blue_yew Z9 swe (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 23, 12 at 10:58

Found this new variegated twig on my
Thujopsis dolabrata'veriegata'however
the white area has green mixed in could
this be a new sport?Its not solid white.


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RE: a sport

That's possible, but why did you cut it off completely?
You have to let it grow for a while to observe it first and then cut off a part for propagation, but never completely so you can go back for a second try if you'll not succeed rooting it at the first time...

RE: a sport

Ive stuck it in the mist so will root in a few
months here is a close up.


RE: a sport

Shoots like that are very common on Thujopsis dolabrata 'Variegata', that's how its variegation is normally exhibited.

I can't see that yellow portion persisting on that cutting either; as it grows, the yellow part (at the base of the new plant) will die and fall off as part of the normal cladoptosis that almost all Cupressaceae species exhibit. Of course other yellow patches of foliage will appear elsewhere on the growing plant in the future.


RE: a sport

cladoptosis: awesome word.

Still, good luck Euan.


RE: a sport

Hello Resin

Yes most Thujopsis I see planted are the variegeted

RE: a sport

I love the variegation. Good luck in getting it to root and remain a stable variegated plant.

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