Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dalmatian black pine #1

Dalmatian black pine, Pinus nigra Dalmatica, from nursery stock, first image of 2007, finally the tree seems to want to look good. Pot by Klaudia from Germany. This variety has naturally very short needles. But it is extremely rare. I am very happy to have a nice one.

 

6 comments:

ray said...

I like the small subtle jin and unobtrusive scars...

Dick van Dreven said...

Walter,

A great result after only 6 years.
I like it very much!

Dick

Unknown said...

I have a question Walter, why did you shallow pot it in an extremely small pot only to increase to a deeper pot in the future? Im sure you have your reasons, I am just trying to learn the benefit of it.

Walter Pall said...

Trees like this one grow better in a small pot. For artistic reasons I chose a larger pot later. Most amateurs believe that such trees grow best in very large pots or boxes. The opposite is true. Only they must be watered often and a lot.

Unknown said...

Does that go for trunk development as well? Or does a good thick trunk still need to happen in the ground, or a larger pot?
Also on another note, do you bare root pines to get rid of all the organic soil, so you can use your preferred medium, or do you never completely eliminate the organic matter?

Walter Pall said...

Basic trunk development is better in the ground. Barerooting of conifers is not a good idea. i very rarely do it. Soil from the natural habitat is removed slowly at every repotting.