This Tsuga heterophylla Western hemlock broom cultivar, ‘Medusa’, was discovered while hiking near White Pass in the summer of 2017 but has not yet been propagated. We attempted to hike in last winter but the snow was too deep. The broom is about 15 feet wide and about 1-2 feet tall. It has a beautiful deep dark green color, an irregular form, and produces cones! We are planning to attempt rooting cuttings in the late fall of 2019.
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. Once propagated, it will 1 of very few in cultivation. We are planning to attempt to root some cuttings this season.