Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New Scots pine

Scots p9ne, Pinus sylvestris, collected in France in 1998. I look forward to taming this monster next summer.


5 comments:

Marc said...

What's the deal with the small pot? It must be holding the tree back in it's growth.

Walter Pall said...

The size of the pot is horticulturally perfectly OK. As long as it is fed a lot and watered well very often it will grow well. It is a common misunderstanding, but trees grow well and often better in small pots. The pot is artisticallly too small. But this is not a bonsai yet, it is raw material.

Marc said...

I never knew this. Of course, from a artistic point of view the pot is way to small. So it wouldn't matter if a tree is growing in the open ground or in small(er) pots?

Walter Pall said...

Avtually this tree would grow stronger in the ground. But it wold become coarse and then you would have to harvest it one day with the risk of losing it because of cutting off roots. There is absolutely no need for this tree to grow further. It has more than enough foliage and is high enough and thick enough. So why boost growth?

Marc said...

You're right. There is no reason for this tree to grow more branches or to thicken its trunk. I'm looking forward to see this tree being formed and wired.