Wednesday, March 21, 2012

new pot for Japanese White pine #1

This is how I got the tree in September 2009.


After serious redesign last summer I slip potted the tree into this super pot by John Pitt from England. Mid of April is a good time to repot white pines here, but slip potting is always OK. The rootball goes into a larger container without being disturbed.

First try, one hour against the clock direction. Better, but not good enough.


Second try, two and half hours against the clock. This is how I had imagined the new design.


7 comments:

Steve Moore said...

Talk about a tree with "presence!" Thanks for posting the pictures.

Michael said...

I was wondering if you could comment on your pruning schedule with Japanese White Pines? I've read mixed material on maintaining a JWP's shape and promoting back-budding.

Walter Pall said...

There is not so much more back budding that I want here. I don't do any different with these than with any pine. Pinching candles when they are long and already stretching. Very well draining substrate, aggressive watering every day, LOTS of feeding with LOTS of nitrogen, lots of organic, IRON, magnesium in addition, full sunshine. And they will grow like mad and bud back on you more than you need. With modern horticulture this is not a secret anymore.

Al Polito said...

Beautiful tree. Is it a black pine trunk stock or straight-up White Pine?

Al Polito said...

Beautiful tree. Is it a black pine trunk stock or is it a straight-up white pine trunk from the roots up?

Walter Pall said...

Al Polito,
It's grafted onto blak pine, but very well done, almost invisible.

Bartłomiej Olejnik said...

Nice pine. Can't see graft. Greetings :)