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Recommendation Request

Posted by plantmarker z7 NC (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 13, 11 at 10:09

Hi Folks -

I am looking for recommendations for the following:

1) Pinus parviflora cultivar with strong blue coloration. Must have a "fully-clothed" appearance, 3' wide x 10' tall in 10 years. Precociously coning. Anything come to mind? P.p. 'Tempelhof'?

2) Dwarf, mounding or flattened top yellow/gold cultivar with 10 year growth of 3' in height x 6' wide.

3) Same as #2 above, except great blue coloration.

I am in Zone 7A N.C. with frying pan Summers.

Many thanks!


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RE: Recommendation Request

its mark right...

you have been making these requests forever..

how about some pix .. any results????

as far as i am concerned.. all blue parvs are just about the same blue.... but beyond the blue.. there are many shapes ...

and perhaps.. a pic of where you want these to fit.. other things might come to mind ...

and most are very airy.. as compared to fully clothed.. if i am understanding your term [???] ... they are not going to look like xmas trees ... imho .. or need you define that term????


RE: Recommendation Request

Ken -

"Fully-clothed", to me, is where the abundance of needles dominate the structure from an appearance perspective. It is the opposite of an open, airy form.

RE: Recommendation Request

Pinus parviflora 'Cleary' is a good recommendation. Compact and slow growing.

As Ken says,"all blue parvs are just about the same blue."

I have 'Glauca' and 'Blue Wave' All same color...50-50 green blue.

Fully clothed...foliage clear to ground without interruption

Hit the link.


Here is a photo of my 1 gal.

Pinus parviflora 'Cleary'

Pinus parviflora 'Cleary'


Pinus parviflora 'Cleary' foliage

Here is a link that might be useful: Pinus parviflora 'Cleary'

RE: Recommendation Request

  • Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 13, 11 at 13:38

I think the forms are somewhat variable. You'll have to find a fully clothed speciman in my opinion. Or prune it as such.

5 stores...over 20 specimans...I finally found one to my liking. This is 'Glauca'.


RE: Recommendation Request

For the gold selection - although not a parviflora:
Pinus contorta 'Frisian Gold'


RE: Recommendation Request

'Cleary' photographed during cloudy skies:
Pinus parviflora 'Cleary'


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