wonder who greg was ... ken
ken, i have a pinus strobus "greg" that only grows 1/2" a year, i wonder if it was tagged right, i'll post a picture when i figure out how to
Per Bob Fincham, Greg Williams selected it ('Greg') "from a batch of witches' broom seedlings sent to an unknown person on Long Island, New York". My 'Greg' has light green foliage and slower growth. Maybe 'Greg's Witch' is a distinct cultivar?
It's Pinus strobus 'Greg' aka 'Greg's Witch' aka 'Greg's W.B. Seedling'.
and just to clarify for newbies ....
the original is a seedling.. choosen ... and then grafted for the trade ... one would presume ...
but that still leaves out the fact that there are multiple claims that they do not look alike ... whats that all about
Probably scions taken from the wrong plant but sold under 'Greg'...
The true 'Greg' does have short needles which I don't see at Ken's pic,also it's habit is to loose...
Please compare your's with this pic.
Funny,i got one a couple years ago from Girard nursey and it dose not have shot needles and is more green than i expected.The first year after i had it i tought it was not the plant i ordered. Joe
Well, the habit of mine is similar to Edwin's, but the color is more the light green that Bob mentioned. Then again, a pic at Bob's site is more like Edwin's.
Obviously, Ken was a victim of the 'Greg Switch' lol
ken, thanks for the link, here is my "greg"
These threads make me feel warm and fuzzy inside and I don't even have this cultivar planted in my garden! The history, the detective work, photos and even a good joke! I like it!