Pinus strobus 'Pendula'
And you wonder why some don't make it.
This one was 12 years old and had the worst root issues I have ever seen in a conifer when given me. I didn't bother with it as I would have destroyed to much root material in the process of untangling this mess. A give me so no returns but I hated to loose it.
When it began to suffer I knew what was killing it. It was to established for the heat and drought to be killing it. Just as I suspected severe root girdling..it just choked itself to death.
The old J hook
Bottom of root mass.