Frequently we’re asked at Chimera Redwoods if there will be chimeric albino seedlings and cuttings available for sale. Arborist Tom Stapleton is currently working on a project that will make this a reality in the future. As of this writing he and the Holderman family have patented a chimeric albino redwood named ‘Mosaic Delight' (USPP26573) that should be available to public within the next five years. The tree was developed as a result of a greenhouse experiment and was not taken from cuttings in the wild. Funds received from the sale of these trees will help offset research expenses. Tom also believes that by making these trees available to the public will help protect those in our state and national parks from being poached by souvenir hunters. If you are interested in purchasing a chimeric redwood in the future and would like to be put on our notification list, please reach out to Tom in the ‘Contact’ section of the website.
For more reading on Mosaic Delight's traits, see the write up here: New Cultivar Mosaic Delight