Monday, April 21, 2014

Scots pine #25

Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris, collected in Sweden in 2012. This is a remarkable tree. We (Partick and me) planted it into this growing pot where it will rest for two years. Then the crown can be styled in many ways. Either the tree keeps the current height (100 cm) and rather voluminous foliage. Or there will be a much smaller crown much lower. We will see.  Possibly for sale or trade because it is just a but too big for me besides the outstanding potential.


paul f said...

I was interested to see how heavily you reduced the roots coming out of the pot it had recovered in after collection.

Do you feel that it will affect the coming growing season a lot ?

Have you timed the re-pot on the buds swelling or previous experience of the right time to do it ?

How will you approach the watering and fertilising of this tree ?

I'm very interested as I have re-potted a Scots pine of similar size to this a few weeks ago.

Walter Pall said...


I have not reduced the roots AT ALL, have only removed a thick one which was sticking into the air. It did not have more. The timing is perfect as the buds are just starting to elongate. I water the tree aggressively and fed it already today aggressively with lots of nitrogen content. I will continue to do so. Just the opposite of what most people think to be right. Prerequisite is very well draining substrate. in this case large pumice particles. if you work with soil then forget what I say.