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Pinus aristata

Posted by merlinus 6a/b Northern NM (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 2, 12 at 13:41

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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RE: Pinus aristata

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 ....

RE: Pinus aristata


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.

RE: Pinus aristata

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?

RE: Pinus aristata

Good one, bax! But I have yet to find a reputable online grower who has Sherwood Compact in anything larger than band pots.

RE: Pinus aristata

  • Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 3, 12 at 12:52

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

RE: Pinus aristata

  • Posted by whaas 5a SE WI (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 3, 12 at 12:54

Correction 'Joe's Bess'

RE: Pinus aristata

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.

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