I was given this what we thought was a Golden cypress it’s a triple trunk with one very interesting trunk that looks like it was girdled and this trunk has different foilage then the other 2 ( golden). I was under the impression that this species (golden) is a mutation so it’s not grafted and the graft failed. Could the mutation be reverting back, the way dwarf Alberta spruce do after 30+ years? Or what’s the most likely explanation?
I originally thought about airlayering off and using the girdled base as a trunk but I am coming to find the two foilage types more appealing. just wish I understood the horticultural why behind it!
Sorry for the poor quality pics everything is healed in and hard to get to.