Forum home Plants


Keen 1Keen 1 Posts: 187


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.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,515

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

  • Keen 1Keen 1 Posts: 187

    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.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,515

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

  • Keen 1Keen 1 Posts: 187

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

Sign In or Register to comment.