Pinus Palistrus (Long Leaf Pine)


I have a Florida native Long Leaf Pine I need some help with. It’s still in a nursery pot and root bound. It’s very healthy for now. It’s about 24" tall and trunk is about 2" thick. It has one main terminal candle at the apex with a few needles and buds along the trunk. Should I re-pot now and leave the candle and needle work for next season or can I cut the terminal bud and repot this season?

(Jonas Dupuich) #2

Am curious what the plan is for the tree. Now’s fine for wiring.


At this point there are virtually no lower branching, only needles and buds emerging, nothing to wire yet. Eventually

a literati type style, similar to the image below.