Recommendation Request

plantmarker(z7 NC)August 13, 2011

Hi Folks -

I am looking for recommendations for the following:

1) Pinus parviflora cultivar with strong blue coloration. Must have a "fully-clothed" appearance, 3' wide x 10' tall in 10 years. Precociously coning. Anything come to mind? P.p. 'Tempelhof'?

2) Dwarf, mounding or flattened top yellow/gold cultivar with 10 year growth of 3' in height x 6' wide.

3) Same as #2 above, except great blue coloration.

I am in Zone 7A N.C. with frying pan Summers.

Many thanks!


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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

its mark right...

you have been making these requests forever..

how about some pix .. any results????

as far as i am concerned.. all blue parvs are just about the same blue.... but beyond the blue.. there are many shapes ...

and perhaps.. a pic of where you want these to fit.. other things might come to mind ...

and most are very airy.. as compared to fully clothed.. if i am understanding your term [???] ... they are not going to look like xmas trees ... imho .. or need you define that term????


    Bookmark   August 13, 2011 at 12:01PM
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plantmarker(z7 NC)

Ken -

"Fully-clothed", to me, is where the abundance of needles dominate the structure from an appearance perspective. It is the opposite of an open, airy form.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2011 at 12:29PM
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dcsteg(5 Shawnee, KS.)

Pinus parviflora 'Cleary' is a good recommendation. Compact and slow growing.

As Ken says,"all blue parvs are just about the same blue."

I have 'Glauca' and 'Blue Wave' All same color...50-50 green blue.

Fully clothed...foliage clear to ground without interruption

Hit the link.


Here is a photo of my 1 gal.

Pinus parviflora 'Cleary'


Here is a link that might be useful: Pinus parviflora 'Cleary'

    Bookmark   August 13, 2011 at 1:07PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

I think the forms are somewhat variable. You'll have to find a fully clothed speciman in my opinion. Or prune it as such.

5 stores...over 20 specimans...I finally found one to my liking. This is 'Glauca'.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2011 at 1:38PM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

For the gold selection - although not a parviflora:
Pinus contorta 'Frisian Gold'


    Bookmark   August 17, 2011 at 9:29AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

'Cleary' photographed during cloudy skies:


    Bookmark   August 24, 2011 at 3:05PM
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