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Easiest large yellows to grow?

Posted by toronado3800 Z6 St. Louis (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 2, 14 at 0:23

After reading the excellent posts on burning skylands and seeing the Pinus strobus 'Louie', what do you all think are best of the reasonably fast growing yellows to grow?

FWIW, Metasequoia 'Ogon' grows like a weed for me. Mine needed only a little staking and is probably free range now with the exception of some bells I hung on it to keep the deer from getting too comfy this winter.

My skylands is struggling. Seems it burnt two summers ago and last winter. I LOVE the large ones I have seen here and in person but maybe I need a plant that likes my lack of care lol.

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RE: Easiest large yellows to grow?

Picea omorika 'Aurea' - and it's nice.


RE: Easiest large yellows to grow?

you are asking about year round yellows.. right ...

i am baffled to name any ... only goldrush/ogon came to mind ... and some of the chams.. like a good aurea ...

will keep an eye out.. as i work my way back outdoors ...


RE: Easiest large yellows to grow?

  • Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 2, 14 at 11:17

I'll second that Picea omorika. I've heard it loses its yellow intensity with age though.

Picea abies 'Elegantissima' is another one but its more of a whitish frosting on the needles.

I have a 3 year old if you want it. Just email me.

RE: Easiest large yellows to grow?

Abies koreana 'Aurea'

RE: Easiest large yellows to grow?

  • Posted by beng z6 western MD (My Page) on
    Thu, Apr 3, 14 at 9:53

Wates Golden VA pine here is 22' after 10 seasons. 2.5' or more in best growing seasons -- a bit less last season. The bigger it gets the more impressive it is. Looks like it has a Scots pine rootstock.

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