Tsuga heterophylla ‘Ghidorah’

About Tsuga heterophylla ‘Ghidorah’: This rare Western hemlock broom specimen was discovered by Mike & Cheryl Davison in October 2017. It is named after the fictional character “King Ghidorah” because of the unusual appearance of it’s silhouette when viewed from below. If successfully propagated, it will be 1 of very few Tsuga heterophylla cultivars.

King 'Ghidorah' in flight
Tsuga heterophylla ‘Ghidorah’, a Western hemlock broom
King 'Ghidorah' with one less appendage
King ‘Ghidorah’ has one less appendage

We were able to finally obtain one of Ghidorah’s appendages this fall, 2020! Our friends, Michael and Paulie Seidel, of Crowfoot Nursery, are trying to root some the scion cuttings that were harvested, and we have also grafted some.

Tsuga heterophylla 'Ghidorah' broom cutting
Tsuga heterophylla ‘Ghidorah’ at rest

Hopefully one way or another, ‘Ghidorah’ will be soon spotted throughout the Pacific Northwest!