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Species Specific => White Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: jlushious on May 19, 2014, 08:16 PM

Title: New White Pines
Post by: jlushious on May 19, 2014, 08:16 PM
Here is a shot of one of the white pines I acquired recently. I got 10 of them, they are 3-year old and were field grown for the last two years. They came to me bare rooted so it was a great chance to start some basic root work without having to worry about hurting the tree with removing all the soil.

It is not much to look at yet, and I am waiting on some new thicker wire so I can give these some basic shape. I probably wont be wiring these until the fall or next year. In the meantime, I potted them all up in some “beautiful” plastic colanders with an inorganic mix. Because they did not have much root mass I was not able to wire them into the baskets the way I would have liked. So I had to make a sort of wire thingy around the trunk to hold them in from falling over. It gets windy here, so it is absolutely essential to secure them, particularly in a loose soil mix like I am using.
Title: Re: New White Pines
Post by: Herman on May 20, 2014, 01:13 AM
These are your native white pines? Looks like you are going to have a lot of fun with them  :) .

Kind regards
Herman
Title: Re: New White Pines
Post by: M. Frary on May 20, 2014, 08:02 AM
  I was wondering also if these are Eastern White Pine or Japanese White Pine also.
Title: Re: New White Pines
Post by: jlushious on May 20, 2014, 09:27 AM
Sorry I should have specified, they are the Eastern white pines.

Eastern white pines are hardy to zone 3, and Japanese whites are only hardy to about 4. I'm zone 3 here so I went with the eastern to increase my chances at keeping things alive!