Pinus Palistrus (Long Leaf Pine)


#1

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.


#3

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.