Albino Redwood....

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Interesting, hadn't heard of that before. A search on Google for [GOOGLE]albino redwood[/GOOGLE] turns up more than a few links, including pages from The Silvics Manual and some newspaper articles about the phenomenon.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Root sprout lacking chlorophyll, continuing to grow because the rest of the tree has chlorophyll. Those red or yellow grafted cactus that used to be commonly offered work the same way, the colored mutant can live and grow only because it is attached to normal green growth.

    Albino shoots are also frequent on silver variegated English holly and variegated winter daphne.
     

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