Author Topic: Juniperus × pfitzeriana 'Old Gold'  (Read 1736 times)

Chrisl

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Juniperus × pfitzeriana 'Old Gold'
« on: May 24, 2014, 01:35 PM »
Posted on another forum, but wanted to share a bit and stop lurking so much lol  Collected earlier this mos.

 

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Re: Juniperus × pfitzeriana 'Old Gold'
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 09:33 AM »
Looks like a good find.  Planted in pumice?
 

Chrisl

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Re: Juniperus × pfitzeriana 'Old Gold'
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2014, 01:33 PM »
Yup, 100% pumice.

  Unfort., the 3 huge yews I collected last spring, 2 are dead and 1 questionable.  All due to being in turface and lava and a small amt of small grained pumice (all I had last yr) and the surface seemed wet all winter so I rarely watered.  Come spring, the autopsy showed really dry substrate under the base of the trees, and soggy soil in the top layers.  To say I'm disappointed is an understatement.  This one is under 70% shade cloth, misted q. 4hrs, and 70% cloth around 3 sides for wind protection.  And I already have some new growth at the tips.  In another week or two, under 30% for awhile, and then full sun.  There's no way I'm loosing this one.  The yews, my first collection, I learned some hard lessons:  Pumice, and leave some foliage. 
 

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Re: Juniperus × pfitzeriana 'Old Gold'
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2014, 10:53 PM »
I think it is somewhat common for newly repotted trees to seem plenty moist on top and out toward the pot edges where no new roots have developed yet.  Watering is avoided, and then later it is discovered that the soil is dry where roots did exist.  It may not have been a problem with the soil, so watch for the same conditions after any transplant, or repotting.
 

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Re: Juniperus × pfitzeriana 'Old Gold'
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2014, 12:28 AM »
I will definitely check on the soil conditions better.  Though admittedly it's hard to do on a 14" base ;)