Pinus nigra 'Oregon Green'

ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5August 2, 2012

open link in a NEW WINDOW ...

one gallon 9/2005

a while back whass asked about pruning it.. i still dont understand .. it have an incredible natural form ... and with that growth since 2005 .. one isnt going to bonsai it.. lol ...

its a nigra.. i presume it has a death knell .. i dont know the understock ...

any ideas what it is.. and is there anything i can do about it ...

too bad i am too lazy to edit for contrast .... well i tried the PB editing .. whatever ...

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

I pruned a few co-dom laterals that where at or above the height of the leader.

Some of the cuts yeilded more buds than I would have liked as I didn't want a dense plant. For this cultivar I prefer a loose plant to show off the pipes.

I ended up removing the buds that where pointing back towards the trunk. Never really got any feedback on when the best time is to remove those buds so I just did it now.

I might go back and remove the larger buds as well from these cuts so that all the energy doesn't go into the top of the plant.

I guess this is my trial plant I can learn from. I can tell you that Pinus nigra seems to respond well to pruning AND I pruned it AFTER the buds formed and I still got a nice bud set. I think the key to timing is not the bud formation but the progress of the needle formation.

I pruned a Pinus strobus probably a bit early and it set very few buds and then they actually started pushing in late July.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 8:02PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Found a giant!
Found this guy while driving through town! Looks pretty...
treeguy_ny USDA z6a WNY
What are these trees?
What are these two conifers? One is blue/gray with...
edlincoln
Pinus Nigra hardiness
We had a brutal temp swing in November after a very...
treebarb Z5 Denver
Araucaria seed search
Hi, Does anyone happen to know where I can find seeds...
Mike726
Please identify this pine tree
Could someone please identify these pine trees? This...
PicoAzores
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™