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General Category => Evergreen Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: cmswink on June 15, 2016, 09:50 PM

Title: Yamadori Southwestern White Pine from Cho Bonsai
Post by: cmswink on June 15, 2016, 09:50 PM
I just received my Southwestern white pine from Alvaro at Cho Bonsai Yamadori. This is a beautiful tree with very nice dead wood. It will be getting it's initial styling in September of this year. The years ahead seem very rewarding for this one. If you havent checked out Cho Bonsai Yamadori I suggest you do. Alvaro is a very nice guy.
http://www.chobonsaiyamadori.com
Title: Re: Yamadori Southwestern White Pine from Cho Bonsai
Post by: bwaynef on June 16, 2016, 10:47 AM
Is this P. strobiformis?  What is the protocol for handling this one?  Do the needles tend to hang, or is that an indication that this one isn't vigorous?
Title: Re: Yamadori Southwestern White Pine from Cho Bonsai
Post by: arcina on June 16, 2016, 11:20 AM
Hi. This is Alvaro. The needles are down because of shipping. They should start pointing up in few days. You can see how the tree looked before being shipped in the following link (SW White Pine 4)

http://www.chobonsaiyamadori.com/pines.html.

The needles get long when they get a lot of fertilizer as with any pine. This type is amazingly strong for being a one growth pine. When heavily fertilized, the wire will start cutting after one growing season. I haven't seen that in Ponderosas, limber, JWP, etc. I am attaching a pic that shows the difference in length among pines

The are a little bluer and heat tolerant because they come from the South and a lower elevations than limber. I have been having a great success with them in the Dallas area without too much additional work.

They need to be protected from temps over 90 and they could be overwatered as any white pine.

I hope that we can start seeing this specie much more used in bonsai, specially in areas where japanese white pines have a hard time.

Thanks

Alvaro

Title: Re: Yamadori Southwestern White Pine from Cho Bonsai
Post by: cmswink on June 16, 2016, 07:53 PM
Alvaro said it all. Yes. The needles are drooping from shipment.
Title: Re: Yamadori Southwestern White Pine from Cho Bonsai
Post by: augustine on June 21, 2016, 04:49 PM
I also have P. Strobiformis, they back bud vigorously and do well here in the mid-Atlantic
Title: Re: Yamadori Southwestern White Pine from Cho Bonsai
Post by: cmswink on June 22, 2016, 02:24 AM
That is good to know. Thanks augustine
Title: Re: Yamadori Southwestern White Pine from Cho Bonsai
Post by: augustine on June 25, 2016, 08:07 PM
The needles on my Sw wht pine are long also since tree is under development and fed heavily but they can be reduced to @ 1.5 inches.  All you have to do to get backbudding is make a cut.

So far I have let it grow full out with lots of food, water, full sun and prune/thin in late fall/early winter

I like your tree very much.
Title: Re: Yamadori Southwestern White Pine from Cho Bonsai
Post by: cmswink on June 27, 2016, 10:46 AM
Augustine. Sorry for the late reply. I must be having issues with my internet connection or there is an issue with the forums server. Anyway. Thank you for your comments. It is good to know that they will reduce in time. This is in full sun and getting plenty of food. And water as needed. As I dont want to over water. I purchased this tree for its unique look and the deadwood. Hopefully over the years it will make a nice bonsai
Title: Re: Yamadori Southwestern White Pine from Cho Bonsai
Post by: Potawatomi13 on July 16, 2016, 04:24 AM
 
I just received my Southwestern white pine from Alvaro at Cho Bonsai Yamadori. This is a beautiful tree with very nice dead wood. It will be getting it's initial styling in September of this year. The years ahead seem very rewarding for this one. If you havent checked out Cho Bonsai Yamadori I suggest you do. Alvaro is a very nice guy.
http://www.chobonsaiyamadori.com
The lucky one.  Also I was looking at this very tree and close to buying but you got it.   Visions of cutting the basket off the very happy and vigorous roots were somewhat bemusing but not insurmountable.  Have you potted up and tackled this yet and if so what did you do ;)?
Title: Re: Yamadori Southwestern White Pine from Cho Bonsai
Post by: cmswink on July 24, 2016, 12:23 AM
Potawatomi13. I have left it alone and is fully out of its slump now.