Ever wonder where your Kotobuki Yatsufusa came from?

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Here it is - the single mother tree. All Kotobuki came from grafts of the mutated foliage on the upper part of this single tree. Pretty amazing isn't it?

 

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Thanks bnut that is very interesting. Are there any articles to read pertaining to this?
 

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Thanks bnut that is very interesting. Are there any articles to read pertaining to this?

It is from an interesting site in Japan called "Bonsai World". It looked like it was going to be an amazing site when it started up last December, but the site never went anywhere and there have been no updates since April of this year. The quality of the content is high, but it is far too short. Every short article leaves you asking for more. I'm pretty sure we posted links to the site last year....
 

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Think that's amazingz? The Irish yew in your front yard is probably a clone of a single tree in Ireland...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florencecourt_Yew

I know all Harry Lauder's Walking Sticks (contorted filbert) came from a single mutated plant growing in a hedge in the UK. Truly someone saw it in a hedge and pulled it out :)

 

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I will one-up you: every single pink grapefruit on the planet came from a clone. This is not as unusual as you might think. Desireable characteristics combined with easy propagation results in the rapid distribution of plants with desirable traits.
 

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I will one-up you: every single pink grapefruit on the planet came from a clone. This is not as unusual as you might think. Desireable characteristics combined with easy propagation results in the rapid distribution of plants with desirable traits.

yeah not sure why people often find this to be strange..... its pretty common in horticulture .... it is sometimes however interesting to realize some things we never thought were anomalies turn out to be.... and their survival is souly due to man's intervention..... weird
 

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By the way, I made an error in the title of this thread. The correct nomenclature is "yatsufusa kotobuki". Kotobuki came from yatsufusa. I have both varieties and they are very dissimilar :)
 

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