A couple of weeks ago I got a Japanese black pine that’s really nice- a bit weak in color (yellowish needles) but this is likely due to lack of regular fertilizing ( I think ).
This black pine was repotted this year, early spring. Should I go ahead and trim back the candles it has put out? Or leave them? I’ve read some of the blog posts about this, but am not sure what to do here because it was repotted.
I know that it needs some work (wiring, etc) but I’d like to get it healthy first. I’ve put it on the same feeding schedule as my other pines ( I feed with neptunes harvest once a week, and fertilize with sumo cakes in the soil, as well as some extra ecto mychorrizae every couple of weeks) hopefully this will aid in darkening up the needles a bit.
Should I go ahead and cut/pluck some of the older/longer needles so It can get some more sunlight? Or do I just let it grow until the needles darken up a bit in color.
Here’s a pic of it: