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Another Thuja Sport

Posted by gardener365 IL 5/6 (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 7, 12 at 20:04

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 (Dax Herbst)

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

Here it is on the right with the two other sports I found on a true 'Hetz Wintergreen' a few three weeks ago.
Thuja occidentalis #125 seedling SPORT (Dax Herbst)

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

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)
Rooting 'Hetz Wintergreen' SPORTS


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RE: Another Thuja Sport

  • Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 7, 12 at 21:18

Hopefully one of them turn out for you!

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


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RE: Another Thuja Sport

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!


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


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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


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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


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RE Right on Barbara!

Thank you, Barbara :)

Here is my Thuja occidentalis seedling I call #125
Thuja occidentalis #124 seedling

Dax


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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.


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


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Thank you, Cher!!

Found me another!

Dax


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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.


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

Barbara


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


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Can and will do ladylotus, Dax.


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