Pinus nigra ''Hornibrookiana'

dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)July 4, 2011

After Murray Hornibrook, an authority on dwarf pines.

Plant Description:

A dwarf evergreen conifer with short, stiff, glossy green needles. Very dense with an irregular globose form. Discovered as a witch's broom in Seneca Park, Rochester, New York. Prefers full sun in well-drained soil. 2' tall x 2' wide in 10 years. Hardy to -30 degrees.

Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: More info on 'Hornibrookiana'

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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Beautiful conifer. Look at this ageless specimen from The US National Arboretum:

Pinus nigra 'Hornibrookiana'

And from The Harper Collection:

Dax

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 9:04AM
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johnplace

Looks a bit like Thunderhead.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 10:35PM
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steg(z6 SW Cleveland)

The first one Dax shared reminds me of a giant Mugo.

Dave, whoever it was that said you are posting too much is crazy. Keep sharing. Thanks for all your contributions.

Perhaps mildly off topic--How susceptible are these nigra cultivars to tip blight and the other afflictions the species suffer from?

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 3:18PM
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killdawabbit(6b)

Love 'em. I too appreciate ALL the pics posted.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 3:23PM
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