Pinus strobus Gregs Witch

ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5June 24, 2011

wonder who greg was ... ken

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coniferapprentice(5)

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

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 9:21AM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

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?

tj

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 6:22PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

It's Pinus strobus 'Greg' aka 'Greg's Witch' aka 'Greg's W.B. Seedling'.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 1:32AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

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

ken

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 9:53AM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

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.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 10:23AM
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toucanjoe(z6PA)

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

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 3:54PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

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.

tj

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 6:40PM
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jaro_in_montreal

Obviously, Ken was a victim of the 'Greg Switch' lol

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 8:36AM
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coniferapprentice(5)

ken, thanks for the link, here is my "greg"

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 8:55PM
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firefightergardener(7/8)

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!

    Bookmark   June 27, 2011 at 3:47AM
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