Pinus aristata

memrysSeptember 2, 2012

I have one plant of the species, and am wanting another. Would it be preferable to find one of the cultivars, e.g. 'Sherwood Compact' or does the species have the most character?

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

come on ... merlin..

i suppose your next question will be.. which of my children i prefer ...

each and every one .... is precious in its own way ....

you should be able to find pix of both to compare ...

but get this.. the COMPACT.. should be rather.. wait for it.. COMPACT.. as compared to the species.. and that will be either in size.. or needle length .. there has to be something more compact as compared to the plain ole ...

all that said.. i am a collector.. it baffles me.. why anyone would want more than one of anything ... there isnt anything all that special about aristata .. other than some resinous speckling on its needles

hey!!! .. are you trying to trick us.. sherwood compact isnt an aristata ... and therefore not a compact version of such ....

trick question huh???

its a mugo ... hmmm i should have expected as much from a diabolical wizard .. lol


ps: i do like my SC ....

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 3:51PM
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You are right -- it should be Pinus longaeva 'Sherwood Compact' -- and I love the energy of those trees, having spent time with them in the wild.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 3:58PM
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Ken = the sultan of sarcasm. And by the way, "Why would anyone want more than one of anything?" You are speaking of conifers here not wives right?

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 5:47AM
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Good one, bax! But I have yet to find a reputable online grower who has Sherwood Compact in anything larger than band pots.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 12:01PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Song Sparrow has a slightly larger size but its 'Joe Bess'. Just as nice of a cultivar. Little pricey but its a slow grower.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 12:52PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Correction 'Joe's Bess'

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 12:54PM
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Thanks for the heads-up. Still smaller than what I am hoping to find -- 2.5 quart container -- but at least there is something available.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 1:35PM
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