Tsuga heterophylla ‘Cascade Confetti’

About Tsuga heterophylla ‘Cascade Confetti’: This colorful Western Hemlock sport was discovered in the late fall 2020, while searching for Abies mutations in a new area that was still accessible since our favorite areas for exploration were already snowed in.

Western hemlock variegated sport, Tsuga heterophylla 'Cascade Confetti'
Tsuga heterophylla ‘Cascade Confetti’

The sport was easy to reach with our pole pruner, and we removed only a portion of it, leaving enough behind to try again later if need be.

Tsuga heterophylla 'Cascade Confetti', harvested sport
Tsuga heterophylla ‘Cascade Confetti’, harvested sport

We were pleased to see the variegated sport close-up. The sport looks quite healthy, with a growth pattern similar to the tree.

Tsuga heterophylla 'Cascade Confetti', close up
Tsuga heterophylla ‘Cascade Confetti’, close up

We also sent some of the scion wood to our friends for rooting and grafting. Our grafts are still looking good after 3 months in the greenhouse…will see if they push!