Pinus ayacahuite seedling....

conifer50April 13, 2014

...grown from seed received from Masonic Villages, Elizabethtown PA. This is the only plant with this unusual pink coloration...probably a hybrid?

Johnny

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winterfell

I've read white pines hybridize easily. Could just be a random mutation too though. Are the needles in bundles of five?

    Bookmark   April 13, 2014 at 1:39PM
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conifer50

Yes it's a 5 needle pine...there a Pinus wallichiana beside the parent tree and I'm sure Pinus strobus are in close proximity.

Johnny

    Bookmark   April 13, 2014 at 2:27PM
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winterfell

Well then thats an interesting tree then. It has happened before. Search for 'holford pine'.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2014 at 5:59PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

I've seen pink colors like that with parviflora, Johnny.

Dax

    Bookmark   April 13, 2014 at 8:15PM
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conifer50

Hi Dax, I think parvifloria is present there also. What's that cross called?

Johnny

    Bookmark   April 13, 2014 at 8:34PM
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winterfell

I don't know that it is called anything... One plus may be that the Asian species might be resistant to white pine blister rust.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2014 at 9:52PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

I don't know the answer Johnny. The only hybrid of parviflora "that I'm aware of" is 'Negishii'. Edwin stated it's Pinus parviflora x pumilla 'Negishii'.

Dax

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 7:39AM
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beng(z6 western MD)

Nice. For info, my pure Bhutan pine (P wallichiana) came thru this winter w/no problem, even tho it's small & still recovering from a nasty transplant. Even expanding its buds alittle already.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 8:25AM
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winterfell

Also interesting that most of or many of your seedlings could be hybrids. Pines are reluctant to "self" and tend to outbreed. If the seed tree is surrounded by other white pines, no telling what they are exactly. But that's really interesting in my opinion. If you have the room plant them all out, see what lives...

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 11:04PM
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davidrt28 (zone 7)

Wow. I feel like driving up to Elizabethtown and looking for a cone! In fact I was about to do it tomorrow to buy raw milk from the Amish, but the place I use is much closer to me on the southern side of Lanc. Co.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 1:22PM
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mrgpag

some time ago I asked about a p.parviflora and p. strobus cross and Resin called it Pinus ÃÂ hunnewellii.

Marshall

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 10:34PM
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