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Pinus Viginiana examples?

Post  MrFancyPlants on Fri May 06, 2011 5:44 pm

Does anyone have any examples of Pinus Virginiana? I've believe I've seen some in the wild(near the beach) with short needles and the ability to back bud even on the trunk.

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Pinus virginiana

Post  bonsaisr on Sun May 08, 2011 3:12 am

It is so frustrating when you post a question and out of 2000 or so members, nobody answers. confused Pinus virginiana, scrub pine, is used for bonsai, but Google showed only one picture of a P. virginiana bonsai, & that was in an ad for seeds. You're on your own.
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Re: Pinus Viginiana examples?

Post  JimLewis on Sun May 08, 2011 7:55 pm

Well . . . In the FWIW Department . . . I don't DO pines. Don't have any feel for them. But I yanked this little (7-inch trunk) crooked Virginia pine out of my pasture before a horse stepped on it a couple of years ago and put it in a pot.

I can't imagine it will help you much, but it does show they can live in a pot.




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Post  Tom Simonyi on Sun May 08, 2011 9:50 pm

This is my one and only pine in my collection..a P. virginiana that was collected from an abandoned coal strip mine site in northern West Virginia in 1992. The pot and stand were crafted by Dave Lowman. I have had success with training this tree utilizing the methodology that Vance Wood uses for his Mugho pines. Hope this helps you.

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Re: Pinus Viginiana examples?

Post  MrFancyPlants on Mon May 09, 2011 8:42 pm

Thanks for the replies. Wow Tom, that is a nice one you have there and thanks for the pointer on training methodology. Do you have any older photos of it?

Jim, I know the feeling about not having the knack for pines, but I've been working my way up to it.

Thanks again,
David

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Mon May 09, 2011 9:01 pm

David...thanks for the kind words...I appreciate it...I will look for older photos as you request...

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Tom

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Post  JimLewis on Mon May 09, 2011 9:40 pm

Jim, I know the feeling about not having the knack for pines, but I've been working my way up to it.

I guess he difference between us is that I'm not particularly interested in pines, so I'm not "knacking" so much. I don't really know why I pulled this one up -- and that's what I did, literally -- pulled it up. It's been pushing new needles now for 2-3 years. It's likely to always be my only pine.

Tom . . . Nice job on yours. Same "style" as mine, but infinitely better.

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Re: Pinus Viginiana examples?

Post  Tom Simonyi on Tue May 10, 2011 12:50 pm

Jim...thanks for the kind words....interestingly enough, I have killed many conifers over the years...this tree has been the only one that has survived, and I have no plans to add any more to my collection....at this point in my life I would rather stick with species I am more confident with :-)

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