Thuja plicata Becoming Bloomy

Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by Ron B, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Here's one to chew on. Why do some western redcedar become glaucous? I've taken cuttings from a quite conspicuous one elsewhere near Puget Sound and had them produce mostly unremarkable propagules, although it was not a genetically fixed character. It was so striking I stopped on/near the highway and tromped through the woods to find it and get the material. Subsequently a normal tree near me suddenly turned bluish one year. Since then I have since other instances.

    Maybe the old cultivar 'Glauca' was another instance of this.
     
  2. jimmyq

    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    is it some sort of drought (summers of the last few years) response?
     

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