Thursday, January 9, 2014

A few Wheel Trees!

We have a few different clones of Trochodendron araliodes around the garden & nursery. Here is a comparison of how some of them look after our recent cold Spell.

T. aralioides DJHT 99031 is a Daniel Hinkley seed collection from Taiwan. The new foliage emerges with a shinny maroon color in the Spring. The seedlings in the center photo we grown from seed collected at the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle, they have taken on many different color shades after the winter cold. On the right is whats known as the Iseli Clone. I believe it was originally imported from Japan by Iseli Nursery in the 1980's. The plant has wonderfully clean green foliage even during the winter months. Unfortunately it's proved to be the most difficult clone to propagate!

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