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Re: ponderosa pine
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2011, 03:17 AM »
I have two ponderosa pines in my collection.  One large that was collected in Colorado in the mid 1980's and doing great here in Kansas City, Missouri.  Very hot and humid here now.   The small windswept I got last year and it looks great.  They are potted in Haydite with a small amount  turface and a few  dime size chunks  brown peat.  It is a fast draining mix.  Any organic fertilizer is works.  In the fall I cut the needles in half and I swear it causes them to back bud.  I do not  pull needles or cut candles.  When I wire in the fall I reduce any growth that is not needed.  Full sun and waterer daily and they thrive.  Good luck.


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Re: ponderosa pine
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2011, 12:47 PM »
Perhaps not the best thread to post this question, but it is full of great info on ponderosa, so here it goes:  Can someone direct me to an explanation on balancing energy on ponderosas?  I have heard typical 2 needle care does not apply to ponderosa.  I have two collected trees that have vigorous tops and not so vigorous lower branches.  Both were collected 2 years ago and both are 75-100 years old according to jim doyle.  They have not been styled yet, but I want to balance the energy on both trees before I style next year.  Thanks