My red Chinese Elm seedling...

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All jokes aside though I’ve grown whole swaths of Chinese Elms and barely had but a couple leaves turn red so I think what you have is special and woul definitely be growing them ones out and propogating too!
 

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All jokes aside though I’ve grown whole swaths of Chinese Elms and barely had but a couple leaves turn red so I think what you have is special and woul definitely be growing them ones out and propogating too!
Seems like there are some that change color... many that do not. I am going to cherish the ones that do :)
 
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I'll be propagating a lot of mine this year. Bought some cutting trays with humidity domes that should increase my success rate. Before I'd just throw a handful into a deli container and at least half would die.
 

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I'll be propagating a lot of mine this year. Bought some cutting trays with humidity domes that should increase my success rate. Before I'd just throw a handful into a deli container and at least half would die.
I'll have to see if they turn color again this year. These are variegated, so they look cool in the summer AND (hopefully) in the fall...
 
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I'll be propagating a lot of mine this year. Bought some cutting trays with humidity domes that should increase my success rate. Before I'd just throw a handful into a deli container and at least half would die.
Yea,cuttings I’ve just planted in pure peat in a humidity dome with 100% success.
This year I am going to bring on the lights and bottom heat in this neat little propogator.Going to give Hormex a go too.
http://www.supersprouter.com/shop/p...7-in-dome-and-t5-light?brandId=super-sprouter
 

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What cool looking leaves, I need one. Did you get the seeds commercially or?
I have a number of different Chinese elm variegates. Some, like "frosty" or "Lois Hole" only get white edges, and tend to lose the edging over the course of the summer. Others have complete leaf variegation, and keep it the entire year. The seed I got from a nursery in Ohio that has an adult tree in their landscape. I was begging them for a cutting, and instead the sent me some seeds they scooped up off the ground :)
 

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So I was repotting the starters and doing some root pruning and I decided to keep a few roots. Check this out on one that was from a "red". The only thing I can say is contrast it with the one at the bottom of the image and then the next pic down... The others were from trees that did not have red leaves.

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Here's a nice long root with no trace of red:



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Finally here's a little one that I am keeping just for fun:

Oh BTW thanks @M. Frary for the "No Pest Strip" recommendation.


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Isn't coloration in part caused by the onset of colder temperatures? If you live somewhere really warm then it's going to be rare indeed.
 

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Isn't coloration in part caused by the onset of colder temperatures? If you live somewhere really warm then it's going to be rare indeed.
We had a total of 2 nights under 32 this year. So I would not think any cold would be to blame for mine or Mr. Nut's