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Species Specific => Japanese Black Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Kajukid on October 24, 2011, 12:51 AM

Title: pinus eldarica
Post by: Kajukid on October 24, 2011, 12:51 AM
also know as the Russian or Afghan pine....has anyone tried or head of using it as a bonsai...?? i've been lookin at them alot and i think they might be good bonsai..but if anyone has tried them, how are they on candle pinching???
Title: Re: pinus eldarica
Post by: bwaynef on October 24, 2011, 08:49 AM
I don't have any direct experience with them, but you might want to check how well they'd do in your zone.  Seems 9b in California would be a lot different than Afghanistan ...or Russia.
Title: Re: pinus eldarica
Post by: Kajukid on October 24, 2011, 10:39 AM
I don't have any direct experience with them, but you might want to check how well they'd do in your zone.  Seems 9b in California would be a lot different than Afghanistan ...or Russia.
theres alot of them growing around here...
Title: Re: pinus eldarica
Post by: bwaynef on October 24, 2011, 11:20 AM
theres alot of them growing around here...

I sit corrected.  Anyone know how well they respond?  (What's Boon or other club members have to say?)
Title: Re: pinus eldarica
Post by: John Kirby on October 24, 2011, 12:06 PM
I bought a bunch of them 10 years ago or so, they all ended up in landscapes, though they do seem interesting. They just need a champion to work out the specifics and get them out in to the community.
Title: Re: pinus eldarica
Post by: Treebeard55 on October 24, 2011, 05:05 PM
... They just need a champion to work out the specifics and get them out in to the community.


Well said, John. I'll probably end up quoting you on that, here and there.  :)