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Species Specific => White Pine Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: GBHunter on September 12, 2014, 02:23 PM

Title: pinus flexilis
Post by: GBHunter on September 12, 2014, 02:23 PM
Has anyone ever worked with these trees? Are they difficult? What can you tell us about it? I have access to some nice trees and thinking of buying one.
Title: Re: pinus flexilis
Post by: Leo in NE Illinois on September 16, 2014, 05:57 PM
I had one briefly, sold it because an offer was made I couldn't refuse. By and large - treat them like a Japanese white pine, in fact except that the needles tend to be a little bit longer, it is hard to tell them apart.

Good news is that at least according to the articles I've seen, they bud back better than Japanese white pines.

Anyone else have guidance for P. flexilis?
Title: Re: pinus flexilis
Post by: Dan W. on September 20, 2014, 01:25 AM
I've been collecting them for the past few year with great success, but I don't have any that are very far along in development. I've worked on some at Michael Hagedorn's place. He seems to really like them, and I've enjoyed the work I've done with them. Ryan Neil also raves about Limber pines. That's enough for me! :) I'll be working some of mine soon; possibly this fall.

Don Blackmond at Gregory Beach Bonsai has a nice one for sale... ;)
Title: Re: pinus flexilis
Post by: Owen Reich on September 20, 2014, 06:31 PM
I have a few.  Slow growers but worth the wait.  Old branches are NOT flexible......
Title: Re: pinus flexilis
Post by: GBHunter on September 20, 2014, 07:03 PM
The ones I saw were 45$ and very young bark.
Title: Re: pinus flexilis
Post by: Potawatomi13 on June 06, 2015, 07:26 AM
The ones I saw were 45$ and very young bark.

A long time it takes for flexilis to develop rough bark.  A long time.  Its one drawback perhaps this is.  More concerned be with the size of the trunk should you be.  If able to come up with the money you are and also able to care for a decent or excellent Yamadori you should buy.  Regret it you will not.  For example see Ryans for sale trees and the very old flexilis there in the drum pot.  Throw it out for having non spectacular bark I would not. ;)
Title: Re: pinus flexilis
Post by: M. Frary on June 07, 2015, 09:50 AM
  That is if you have lots of money to toss around G.B.