Small cork bark black pine

Brian Van Fleet

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Good luck. My corkers hate to be wired…and decandled for that matter. Nice bark on yours, any idea on the cultivar?
 

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Hi Brian, not sure about the cultivar. What happens when you wire or decandle your cork bark? Thanks
Nice corker! I have a few myself and the few that I have decandled (treated like regular JBP), the branch ended up dying. I'll see if I can find some photos...
 

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Hi Brian, not sure about the cultivar. What happens when you wire or decandle your cork bark? Thanks
Both weaken corkers, in my experience. I will carefully and lightly wire corkers…mostly guy wires on old branches, and wire on new shoots. Summer candle-cutting produces inconsistent and unbalanced results, from death of the shoot, setting buds only, or actually producing new candles.
 

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Those pines usually have a very strange and sparse ramification in Japan I dont know if is a treat of the cultivar
 

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I find that cork bark JBP tend to be weak and do not respond well to de-candling. I have experienced similar die-back of lower / inner branches after de-candling strong candles - which I normally wouldn't expect with a standard JBP. It is very difficult to develop ramification and maintain short needles... at least compared with standard JBP.
 

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....ain't too fond of re-pots, either.....:(

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dead about two weeks later...looked pretty vigorous....then I pulled it out of it's grow-pot....almost no roots.....crappy graft, nature of the beast, oh well......:(
 

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....ain't too fond of re-pots, either.....:(

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dead about two weeks later...looked pretty vigorous....then I pulled it out of it's grow-pot....almost no roots.....crappy graft, nature of the beast, oh well......:(
Oh man! Sorry to hear you lost this one. I was told by Dave DeWire that they usually prefer deeper pots compared to the shallower ones.
 

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Oh man! Sorry to hear you lost this one. I was told by Dave DeWire that they usually prefer deeper pots compared to the shallower ones.


Plenty deep enough....seeing how it had nearly no roots. 😆
 

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