Author Topic: Kotobuki -dwarf japanese black pine  (Read 3094 times)


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Kotobuki -dwarf japanese black pine
« on: April 13, 2012, 12:16 AM »
we repotted this tree for the 2nd time. 

we bare root the front last year.  we put it in a Yamaaki pot.  it grows nicely.  we decide that it is okay to change into the antique pot that he bought.

this time we bare root the back side  you can see that the roots around the trunk in the back is not dense.  but on the outside in the new soil, there are lots of feeder roots.



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Re: Kotobuki -dwarf japanese black pine
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 12:25 PM »
So Boon, you take 2 consecutive years to repot every conifer by only doing half each year?  John K. mentioned to me recently that also styling and repotting can be done the same yr. if the trees healthy.  Did you do any styling/up keep after these 2 repots?



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Re: Kotobuki -dwarf japanese black pine
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 09:14 AM »
I understand that Kotobuki are naturally short-needled and usually dense.  Are they slower to thicken up as a result? 

Essentially, what I'm getting at is, how old is this tree?  Was it grown in the US or imported?