mexican weeping pine

anttal63

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help please with timing on the seasonal chores of this tree; pruning,repotting,decandling, bud selction, needle plucking. how much of these chores can it take. it is a young nursery plant that is extremely healthy and untouched. any tips and hints greatly appreciated. thanks in advance. all i know about it is that it is a 3 needle pineand assume it likes warm weather.:)
 

TimD

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They like a really low pot and if you can , find one where the front and back bounce up and down.
Hang some fuzzy dice on the first branch and it will reward ya with years of enjoyment. <---joking

I found a couple references to them but nothing with specialized care.
Michael Hagedorn has a nice looking one here: http://crataegus.wordpress.com/2008/12/12/mexican-pinyon-pine/
If someone doesn't respond here maybe you can toss him a mail and get some pointers.

Good luck with your new tree.
 
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PeterW

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Koreshoffs had a nice one Antonio, also a Gentleman that i met at Newcastle has a very old one! I am not entirely sure if it was a mexican weeping pine but might be worth a phone call to him. (he's not internet savvy).
Let me know if you would like to be put in touch mate.
Peter
 

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I've seen a Mexican 5-needle pine at Ussher Gardens in Co. Wicklow; fine specimen, with I think the longest needles I've ever seen on any pine! The common name on the plaque said "Montezuma pine." Could it be the same?
 

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According to a quick Google search, Montezuma pine is Pinus montezumae. (Whaddya know 'bout that?) So apparently what you have is different.

Sounds like an interesting tree, tho. Any pics?
 

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I wish I could help Ant, but all I know about is Montezumas revenge and trust me , you don't want a picture of that...........

Ciao,
Harry
 

anttal63

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According to a quick Google search, Montezuma pine is Pinus montezumae. (Whaddya know 'bout that?) So apparently what you have is different.

Sounds like an interesting tree, tho. Any pics?
hi beard, its a $25 stick with at least 10 yrs of building ahead of it. its about to get its first chop and wire, will put up a photo then.;)

harry thanks for trying.:p;)
 
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