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Pinus strobus Gregs Witch

Posted by ken_adrian z5 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 24, 11 at 8:59

wonder who greg was ... ken

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RE: Pinus strobus Gregs Witch

ken, i have a pinus strobus "greg" that only grows 1/2" a year, i wonder if it was tagged right, i'll post a picture when i figure out how to


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RE: Pinus strobus Gregs Witch

Per Bob Fincham, Greg Williams selected it ('Greg') "from a batch of witches' broom seedlings sent to an unknown person on Long Island, New York". My 'Greg' has light green foliage and slower growth. Maybe 'Greg's Witch' is a distinct cultivar?

tj


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RE: Pinus strobus Gregs Witch

It's Pinus strobus 'Greg' aka 'Greg's Witch' aka 'Greg's W.B. Seedling'.


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RE: Pinus strobus Gregs Witch

and just to clarify for newbies ....

the original is a seedling.. choosen ... and then grafted for the trade ... one would presume ...

but that still leaves out the fact that there are multiple claims that they do not look alike ... whats that all about

ken


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RE: Pinus strobus Gregs Witch

Probably scions taken from the wrong plant but sold under 'Greg'...
The true 'Greg' does have short needles which I don't see at Ken's pic,also it's habit is to loose...
Please compare your's with this pic.
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RE: Pinus strobus Gregs Witch

Funny,i got one a couple years ago from Girard nursey and it dose not have shot needles and is more green than i expected.The first year after i had it i tought it was not the plant i ordered. Joe


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RE: Pinus strobus Gregs Witch

Well, the habit of mine is similar to Edwin's, but the color is more the light green that Bob mentioned. Then again, a pic at Bob's site is more like Edwin's.

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tj


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RE: Pinus strobus Gregs Witch

Obviously, Ken was a victim of the 'Greg Switch' lol


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RE: Pinus strobus Gregs Witch

ken, thanks for the link, here is my "greg"

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RE: Pinus strobus Gregs Witch

These threads make me feel warm and fuzzy inside and I don't even have this cultivar planted in my garden! The history, the detective work, photos and even a good joke! I like it!


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