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Barry j

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Shorten a branch on pine
« on: December 14, 2013, 06:57 AM »
Can someone give me an idear of how to shorten the branches on a pine can't see any dormant buds groth is right at the end of branch


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Re: Shorten a branch on pine
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2013, 08:57 AM »
Hi Barry,

The typical approach would be to get the tree into a free draining substrate over the course of a few repottings, (search for boons mix on this site).
This combined w/ feed, lots of sun and selective pruning to allow light into the interior of the tree
will create the vigor that stimulates back budding.

edit: also fill out your zone/location on your profile. will help to get good advice.


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Re: Shorten a branch on pine
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2013, 09:42 AM »
Grafting.
 

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Re: Shorten a branch on pine
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2013, 09:58 PM »
Prune back to strong candles. The long junk doesn't help. Wire and grow what you want .
 

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Re: Shorten a branch on pine
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 12:03 PM »
Hi Barry,

The typical approach would be to get the tree into a free draining substrate over the course of a few repottings, (search for boons mix on this site).
This combined w/ feed, lots of sun and selective pruning to allow light into the interior of the tree
will create the vigor that stimulates back budding.

edit: also fill out your zone/location on your profile. will help to get good advice.


Jason
can I use sodium bulbs this time of year for extra light I'm in uk
 

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Re: Shorten a branch on pine
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 09:51 PM »
won't need extra light during winter, you want to let it to go dormant.

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Re: Shorten a branch on pine
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2013, 05:50 AM »
Outside.
 

Barry j

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Re: Shorten a branch on pine
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2013, 06:18 AM »
Thanks peps
 

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Re: Shorten a branch on pine
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2013, 08:13 AM »
mugo? scots? what kind of pine is it?

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Re: Shorten a branch on pine
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2013, 12:15 PM »
mugo? scots? what kind of pine is it?

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im not sure what one it is think it's more for a borda not a true tree like the ones you see outside hospitals or on banks really not sure it's Been in a bonsia pot for 3 years and the cAndles pulled off I done the roots last year  thanks herman