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30/07/2013 at 12:25

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Hi. Just a one off this. Comment was made recently ref sports appearing on plants. This mature 8 ft tall variegated Eleagnus has rcently finished its foliage change and this all yellow growth (sport) has appeared. I may well take it as a cutting and see if it stays true.

30/07/2013 at 12:28

worth a try but might be a bit too short of chlorophyll to support life life

30/07/2013 at 17:30

Hi n/c. Short of chlorophyll indeed but not that much worse than all the other leaves thereon. I have as previously stated done just this same  thing with Hostas and their marked and detached sports have been grown on and remained true. The thing is I do believe ( open to correction) that this is exactly how so many yellow only foliage plants of all kinds have started their lives. What think you?. Regards.

30/07/2013 at 17:51

Yes, they're all mutations that wouldn't survive without human intervention

31/07/2013 at 15:42

Hi n-c. Thanks for that and your interest. Best wishes.

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