mkyboys rqst: P. f. (sold as str.) 'Southbridge chgd to reflexa?

ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5August 2, 2012

sam.. i called my 10 year old monkey boy for .. well.. about 10 years now.. your name cracks me up.. every time i see it ... you were right ...

open link in new window ... lol ...

bought labeled as strobus ...

changed to flexilus at your demand ...

then told to change it to reflexa..

whatever ... i suppose we need it to cone ...

resin suggested sucking on needles.. and you should have seen the look of the peeps from the convention when i suggested they start sucking on the plant.. tsugajunkie can confirm brents refusal ... he looked at me like i was stoned.. lol ...

one gal 7/2005 ... pines are weeds in MI .. eh???

ken

from july 18th

what a difference a blue sky makes for the pix .. from 6/23

Here is a link that might be useful: link

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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Nice plant! Is that a reflection in the back or a similar plant?

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 10:08PM
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monkeytreeboy15(Zone 7b/8a)

Fantastic! Thanks for this post.
As I've said many times, I'm a sucker for variegated conifers, so I too am curious about what that other lovely pine in the background is... strobus 'Gold Painted'?

By the way, I may need you to send me scions once I get more into grafting. What do ya say?

-Sam

    Bookmark   August 2, 2012 at 11:35PM
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dietzjm

Awesome tree, Ken. One of my favorites and on the top of my wish list.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 12:32AM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Ken, very nice specimen, the biggest one I ever saw of this cultivar.

Sam, the shortening P.r. 'S.V'. stands for Pinus reflexa 'Southbridge Variegated' which is the original name Joe Stupka gave when he found it as a variegated tree in a parking lot.

Sometimes it's shortened into 'Southbridge' which is incorrect...

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 2:46AM
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Cher(6 SW OH)

Fantastic pictures. Really great looking conifer. What is that other one everyone is asking about?
Cher

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 6:13AM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Cher, that's a P.s. 'G.P.' ;0)

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 6:17AM
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Cher(6 SW OH)

Thanks joy. I love these variegated ones. You can't help but notice them.
Cher

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 6:23AM
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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

That thing's knarley dude. A total winner.

Dax

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 7:14AM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

"Ever eat a pine tree? Most parts are edible."
Euell Gibbons where are you?

Heck Ken, I've had a hard time convincing anyone to try Resin's ID trick.

Very nice tree, BTW.

tj

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 3:50PM
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