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