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Stone Pines

Postby mudlarkpottery » December 24th, 2008, 7:19 am

Hey Pup.
Can you tell me anything about these trees as bonsai? I picked up two last autumn from a w'saler going out of business. They were 2meters high (now50cm) and still are terribly pot bound and had growth only at the tips of branches. I have been told they bud back on old growth so I'm gradually cutting back as the new growth forms further down the branches. The pots are just a mass of roots so I put cow manure on top and fertilized them to get them going but I don't know what I should do about the roots. They are two-needled, but don't seem to behave Like JBPs
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Re: Stone Pines

Postby Jon Chown » December 24th, 2008, 7:47 am

Hi Penny, here is a link to info on Stone Pine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Pine

I'm not sure if thats any help but an interesting read. I like the flat top forest.

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Re: Stone Pines

Postby Jon Chown » December 24th, 2008, 7:49 am

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Re: Stone Pines

Postby mudlarkpottery » December 24th, 2008, 11:06 am

YES!
I dips me lid to ya!
I recognise the short blue-grey single needles which appeared after I cut back the foliage.
Now what to do about the roots. I'll post a couple of photos to show what I'm up against.
I'll get back to you shortly.
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Re: Stone Pines

Postby Pup » December 24th, 2008, 11:15 am

mudlarkpottery wrote:YES!
I dips me lid to ya!
I recognise the short blue-grey single needles which appeared after I cut back the foliage.
Now what to do about the roots. I'll post a couple of photos to show what I'm up against.
I'll get back to you shortly.
Penny.

G, day Penny I have a couple. I have found them very easy to work with they do back bud well. The adult foliage needs to be removed all the time to keep the juvinile one as the dominant growth. I have repotted in October and ben quite heavy with the root cut back. I have to get to the summer cut back of the needles yeas cut. I will post I know but ya gets sucked in dontya. Pup
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Re: Stone Pines

Postby mudlarkpottery » December 24th, 2008, 11:47 am

Thanks, Pup. Next October for the root surgery, then.
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Re: Stone Pines

Postby Pup » December 24th, 2008, 1:45 pm

G, day again Penny here are the pics as promised.Both have been cultivated in bonsai pots all there new lives.
They were purchased as nursery stock for $4-50 each. 1990
I was told they do not make a good bonsai so I have tried to prove them wrong.
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Next week when I cut the shoots in half I will also rub of any dead needles as this induces back budding. I am not sure if I have proved them wrong. :D Pup
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Re: Stone Pines

Postby mudlarkpottery » December 24th, 2008, 4:17 pm

Yes you have proved them wrong. They are both great trees. I was told too, they won't make good bonsai (after I'd bought them). I now have something to aspire to as I see it can be done.
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Re: Stone Pines

Postby Pup » December 24th, 2008, 5:45 pm

mudlarkpottery wrote:Yes you have proved them wrong. They are both great trees. I was told too, they won't make good bonsai (after I'd bought them). I now have something to aspire to as I see it can be done.
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You are more than welcome Penny. Thank yuo for your kind comments. Have a Good day tomorrow I hope you get all you wish for. Pup :D :) ;) :lol:
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Re: Stone Pines

Postby Ash Barns » December 24th, 2008, 7:02 pm

Well there you go. The only one I had ever seen was Ernie Kuo's until Pup came up with better specimens IMHO. I got a swag of seedlings from a mate which I let grow then cut back to let them branch out. He wants some back now lol. Thought I might grow them as a group till they get bigger then select individuals. But now I might coach a few along and see what happens.

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Re: Stone Pines

Postby Pup » December 24th, 2008, 9:13 pm

G, day Ash when Ernie was here in 2001 he was asked to give 5 merit awards.
He stood in front of the small one for 10 minuets. Then walked on and gave the last one to my Melaleuca rhaphiophylla.
I asked him why not telling him who owned them he said one is a native.
The other although very nice is not, but tell the owner if you know them, if I had another one I would have given it. So I was quite happy.

Penny if this helps you both of mine looked like yours. Get rid of the bar branches early they heal resonably quick. :D Pup
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