Wednesday, July 22, 2009

mugo pine #28

I fond this mug0 pine, Pinus mugo, in spring of 2002 and planted it into this pot by Derek Aspinall right away - first image. In spring of 2004 it still looks like almost impossible - image two.
Then the rest is as of July 2009. The front will have to be changed and we need a much smaller pot. This tree has another three to five years to go. But it will be very good. This one is only 30 cm high. It is very difficult to get good mugos of that size.







4 comments:

Stavros said...

Beautiful tree!!
It just shows over and again how long it takes to produce good results with prime material. The artistic skill along with horticultural understanding are mandatory. Every time i see the first picture of a collected tree i begin to wonder what will be the end result and you never seem to amaze me Walter!!

Stavros said...

Beautiful tree!!
It just shows over and again how long it takes to produce good results with prime material. The artistic skill along with horticultural understanding are mandatory. Every time i see the first picture of a collected tree i begin to wonder what will be the end result and you never seem to amaze me Walter!!

Bandi said...

Hi Walter,

I wanted to ask you, what do you do to encourage back-budding on mugos? Do you cut back the new growth at a specific time of the year...or do you do something special?

Thanks in advance,
Bandi

Walter Pall said...

Bandi,

I make my trees as happy as possible:

- modern very well drainign and aerating substrate
- lots of water every day all over everything
- lots of feeding every ten days, at kleast twice a year organic, lots of nitrogene
-plucking old needles
- full sun all the time

WP