1st year JBP color changes

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I was really surpised at the extreme color changes in my 1st year JBP seedlings.Over the Winter I just kept clinging to that terminal bud following the sun to assure me they were still alive.Sure enough the candles sprouted and they reverted to green.I guess the first needles get shocked by the cold.I really enjoy JBP from seed.
 

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I also enjoy growing pines from seed. It's interesting you're experiencing this with your JBP, because I've seen the same thing happen to new late summer growth on my JRP. I originally thought it was a fungus infestation, but since I sprayed it several times that year I began to think it was just the effect of dormancy and cold. When evergreens go dormant they loose some of their vibrant green color as they move all their energy/food in their leaves (needles) to the trunk and roots. In my area some native junipers/cypress become olive-green in the winter, while some pines become more yellowish. The growth on my JRP returned to a vibrant green this spring and the tree is very healthy now.

T
 

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I also enjoy growing pines from seed. It's interesting you're experiencing this with your JBP, because I've seen the same thing happen to new late summer growth on my JRP. I originally thought it was a fungus infestation, but since I sprayed it several times that year I began to think it was just the effect of dormancy and cold. When evergreens go dormant they loose some of their vibrant green color as they move all their energy/food in their leaves (needles) to the trunk and roots. In my area some native junipers/cypress become olive-green in the winter, while some pines become more yellowish. The growth on my JRP returned to a vibrant green this spring and the tree is very healthy now.

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I am glad to hear your pine is doing good now.I am really amazed at the resiliance of the seedlings.The photos were from a few weeks ago,the candels kept stretching and I will need to wire a few of them in the pots cause' they are taller than I thought they would be.I will be delighted to see them put on some trunk this fall with the free growth and new needles.thanks
 

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