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Mnmbjc

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Similar trees to japanese white pines
« on: September 10, 2013, 07:53 PM »
Since jwp can be so hard to get I'm looking for similar trees to it.Does anyone have any suggestions to some pines that are more easily obtained?
 

0soyoung

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Re: Similar trees to japanese white pines
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2013, 09:03 PM »
P. pumila
P. Hakkodensis (JWP x P. pumila)
Bristlecone pine

are all 5 needle pines with similar traits. Availablility varies, of course.
 


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Re: Similar trees to japanese white pines
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2013, 09:12 AM »
A native white pine which I like and grow is Southwestern White Pine, Pinus stobiformis. Tree is very hardy but has longer needles which would be suited to a larger size bonsai.

I see you are in zone 5 but you need to include your city, town or general location in your state. I live in a humid area in central MD zone 7a and have to treat the referenced pine with fungicide every month.  It should be fine temperature wise in zone 5.

I got mine from evergreengardenworks. Inexpensive and it will put you "in the game" with a white pine.

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Augustine
 

Dan W.

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Re: Similar trees to japanese white pines
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2013, 10:36 AM »
Limber - pinus Flexilis, are another. :)
 

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Re: Similar trees to japanese white pines
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2013, 12:54 PM »
One more came to mind: P. strobus 'minima' has short needles, about the same as JWP
 

bonsaitodd

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Re: Similar trees to japanese white pines
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2013, 03:49 PM »
I have a limber pine collected this past winter for sale.  Needles are short and very old bark.  PM me if you are interested.
 

Mnmbjc

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Re: Similar trees to japanese white pines
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2013, 08:06 PM »
I live in Omaha Ne and there isn't much here in the way of pines other than the eastern white pine in most nurseries.
 

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Re: Similar trees to japanese white pines
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2013, 10:11 PM »
Try the internets.
 

Dan W.

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Re: Similar trees to japanese white pines
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2013, 10:21 PM »
I would take Todd up on his offer.

If that's not what you're after I have a few limbers as well, most of them will be high dollar trees. PM if you're interested.
 

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Re: Similar trees to japanese white pines
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2013, 08:53 AM »
I don't recommend the trees shown on your link, They are going to be tiny and most likely have terrible grafts.

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Judy

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Re: Similar trees to japanese white pines
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2013, 01:06 PM »
White pines are not that hard to obtain, but do command a price.  I recommend NEBG for good grafted white pines for an internet source.