Its on a farm where they grow pine trees for timber. Probably a Loblolly Pine then. Thanks for the response!Who knows? Could be anything. Can't really tell from the photo. Where did you get it?
This species in native to much of the southern U.S. Apparently it has also been used in S.A. and other places as a plantation species for lumber
subgenus Pinus, section Trifoliae (Duhamel), subsection Australes (Loudon). Pinus taeda, as described in 1753 by Carolus Linnæus (1707–1778), in Species Plantarum v…conifersociety.org
If it is a loblolly (pinus taeda), here's a reference. It's an underused species for bonsai even here in the states, even though it is the most common tree species here next to the red maple (acer rubrum).Its on a farm where they grow pine trees for timber. Probably a Loblolly Pine then. Thanks for the response!
If it is a loblolly (pinus taeda), here's a reference. It's an underused species for bonsai even here in the states, even though it is the most common tree species here next to the red maple (acer rubrum).
The search for new, interesting native plants for bonsai continues unabated. After finding a bonsai-worthy plant, a secondary puzzler is what known techniques might we apply to the new species. Lob…crataegus.com
Luckily the potting soil is mostly bark pieces. And I only put in a handful of the field soil as I heard this helps with pines? The mixture drains rapidly, and I will check how long the soil stays wet for this coming week. Fingers crossed!Should be ok, if you are very careful with the watering. Potting soil is a very very bad ingredient for bonsai soil, particularly for pines. It stays too wet and is hard to re-wet after it dries out. WIth the additional field soil, you are going to have to watch the soil doesn't stay soggy.
Perhaps it may be a slight genetic variation to the original loblolly pine. The main provider of pine seedlings in South Africa stipulates that they have genetically modified their stock but don't disclose its base parent from what I have read.Personal impression of Loblolly Pine seen was of brighter more yellowish colored needles. Not so dark green.
Never had any luck collecting these. I am doubtful it will make it. You'd have better chances with a 1-2 year old sapling or seedlings. You can put some interesting movement into them.Thanks again. I just hope that it survives. I did get a fair amount of roots plus a few feeder roots. Put it in about 80% perlite and 20% potting soil. I also added a bit of its soil where I dug it up.
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