Pseudotsuga menziesii ‘Christmas Candles’

Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Christmas Candles' chance seedling illuminated tree
Pseudotsuga menziesii ‘Christmas Candles’

About Pseudotsuga menziesii ‘Christmas Candles’: This beautiful illuminated Douglas fir tree was spotted a week before Christmas, all decked out for the holiday season, lights included! We traveled a road in the Cascade mountains on the west side of White Pass Ski Resort. The road was still navigable, not yet explored, or closed, or filled with snow. The Pseudotsuga menziesii tree was on a rocky hillside, with moss covered loose rocks on the incline. We slipped and slided but managed to acquire a few scions! It will be fun to see if this new cultivar saves it’s color for the Christmas season, or maybe we will have ‘Christmas Candles’ illuminating the yard all year long!

mossy rock incline to get up to Doug fir 'Christmas Candles'
Slipping and sliding to get the ‘Christmas Candles’ scions
Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Christmas Candles' new scions to graft
Doug fir scions for future ‘Christmas Candles’ cultivar grafts
Pseudotsuga menziesii 'Christmas Candles' with intense brightly colored growth.
‘Christmas Candles’