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Pinus pungens

conifer50
8 years ago

Looks like they are yellow now!

Johnny

Comments (47)

  • monkeytreeboy15
    8 years ago

    Species or a special golden cultivar?

    -Sam

  • bengz6westmd
    8 years ago

    Johnny, glad you got them going! They're a treasure. The foliage looks healthy & dense -- a match for any of the "yellow" conifers.

    When are you going to graft some for me? :)

  • coniferjoy
    8 years ago

    Very nice finds Johnny, you could be very proud to yourself!

  • ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5
    8 years ago

    i keep coming back to this post.. and wanting to say.. HEY!!! .. those arent picea ...

    but the coffee is wearing off.. and you did title the post properly .. lol

    am i vaguely.. and i mean real vaguely ... recalling you 'found' this out in some field...

    or is that just a faulty brain cell ..

    if i am right.. perhaps there is an old post you could bring back to the top.. or link here???

    they are gorgeous.. thx for posting them

    ken

  • floramakros
    8 years ago

    Another great tree to brighten the winterscape, well done Johnny!

  • salicaceae
    8 years ago

    Johnny - those are outstanding! I may need a scion eventually to get one for my garden in Ohio where they should do well. FWIW, I have a ton of baby pungens from the GA seed you sent. They are doing fine here (albeit alot slower than P. elliottii or taeda) and will make good rootstock in another year or so.

  • bengz6westmd
    8 years ago

    Johnny, here's a nice 70' TM pine outgrowing the surrounding oaks in southwest VA. Others can be seen.

  • gardener365
    8 years ago

    Johnny,

    Instead of clone 1 and clone 2 how about these names:

    'Golden Icing'
    'Lemon Zest'

    Dax

  • bengz6westmd
    8 years ago

    And here's an open-grown one:

  • jimbobfeeny
    8 years ago

    Beautiful! I've planted one from Forest Farm - It's done extremely well, considering I've never watered it and we've had some of the driest summers on record - It's deep green with good bud set. Mine seems happy to stay green all winter - Those yellow ones intrigue me!

  • mesterhazypinetum
    8 years ago

    Johnny,
    I guess I've seen that goldies some years ago.
    That time they were younger.

    Are they wintergold or gold all the year?

    Heavenly finds.

    Zsolt

  • conifer50
    Original Author
    8 years ago

    The best find from Sunday's search.

    Johnny

  • coniferjoy
    8 years ago

    Johnny, congrats with your #5 golden one...

  • bengz6westmd
    8 years ago

    Johnny, last pic is interesting. Looks like a recent "burn" area, w/TM pines recolonizing it.

    Something I noticed -- several terminal buds on mine have swollen bases. I wondered about it, then examined them w/a magnifying glass. The "swell" was preformed male cones embedded in the buds waiting to expand.

  • gardener365
    8 years ago

    Good find Johnny. Which species this time? And is this #4 since you lost one of the rigida (or am I wrong somewhere) ?

    Zsolt, all Johnny's previous finds are winter golds.

    Dax

  • conifer50
    Original Author
    8 years ago

    There's more? lol All that I've ever found came from this 1/2 acre burned site

    Johnny

  • conifer50
    Original Author
    7 years ago

    Here we are one year later as viewed from a different perspective.

    Johnny

  • scpalmnut
    7 years ago

    A 'Chief Joseph' for southern gardens.

  • coniferjoy
    7 years ago

    Very nice Johnny!
    Yep, the last pic shows a 'Chief Joseph' look alike :0)

  • jarpe
    7 years ago

    Beautiful, almost sunflower-yellow!!

  • arktrees
    7 years ago

    Wow,I haven't been much of a conifer guy since my young days, but I would LOVE to have that one in my yard. Beautiful man, particularly that last one.

    Arktrees

  • bengz6westmd
    7 years ago

    Johnny, those put my Wates Golden VA pine to shame.

    Are they mostly green during the growing season (like the Wates Golden)?

  • mesterhazypinetum
    7 years ago

    Dont you buy this half acre? Its a gold mine.

  • jarpe
    7 years ago

    Yes, there is maby bigger tree there with latent gene of gold seeding, when self pollinated producing these? Perhaps the best one have not appeared yet.

  • davidrt28 (zone 7)
    7 years ago

    Add me to the list of the impressed!

  • sluice
    7 years ago

    Looks fantastic! Thanks for the update!

  • conifer50
    Original Author
    6 years ago

    "Annual Report" 12/4/2014

    Johnny

  • bengz6westmd
    6 years ago

    Outstanding color.

    Johnny, are these solid green or green-yellow during the warm season? These are much more yellow than my Wates Golden VA pine, which is a solid, medium green in the summer and doesn't get alot of yellow until, say, late Dec.

  • maple_grove_gw
    6 years ago

    Very nice trees. Looks a little bit like "Chief Joseph". Congratulations on the great finds.

    Alex

  • bengz6westmd
    6 years ago

    Just to contribute -- a small cone already on my small TM pine transplanted just a couple yrs ago.

  • plantkiller_il_5
    6 years ago

    MOST EXELLENT !
    johnny , was there a post before your dec. , 12 post ?
    ron

  • conifer50
    Original Author
    6 years ago

    2012 is the first year the pines were at this location. I've had post on different "Goldies" in the past. Several were destroyed by wild fires prior to 2010. Beng: The summer foliage is somewhat lighter than the type species.

    Here's photo of the plant in foreground as a 1-0 seedling which resulted from previous years burn and the destruction of initial golden discoveries.

  • wannabegardnr
    6 years ago

    wow!

  • conifer50
    Original Author
    6 years ago

    A little color after two weeks of dismal weather...good to see the sun again!

    Johnny

  • NHBabs z4b-5a NH
    6 years ago

    Amazing color - such wonderful winter interest! So glad you spotted those and are giving them such good care. It's nice to see how thick and richly colored the growth is over time.

  • treeguy_ny USDA z6a WNY
    6 years ago

    Johnny, I hope you're able to get those into production at some point - I would absolutely love to add one to my grove of evergreens! The bright yellow on that most recent picture is breathtaking!

    I have a straight species Pinus pungens that I grew from seed - it is about 10' tall but still thin and lanky.

  • bengz6westmd
    6 years ago

    Treeguy, they need at least 6 hrs full sun -- less and it'll be lanky. Below is mine after 7 yrs that gets 6 hrs full sun:

  • severnside
    6 years ago

    Easily one of the top conifer cultivars around. Stunning!

  • treeguy_ny USDA z6a WNY
    6 years ago

    Beng - thanks for the advice on exposure. Mine was potted up for a couple years as a seedling and grew tall/thin during that time before planting out in full sun two springs ago. It is starting to fill in nicely!

  • Embothrium
    6 years ago

    The one with the cone has quite a few scale insects on it, if you haven't noticed - and might want to do something about them.

  • conifer50
    Original Author
    4 years ago

    Here's my Pinus pungens "Mountain Gold", photo taken yesterday. The gold is beginning to show but not induced by cold weather!

    It's around 6' tall



  • clement_2006
    4 years ago

    Very nice !

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  • bengz6westmd
    4 years ago
    last modified: 4 years ago

    Thanks for the update -- looks healthy w/some nice buds for next yr. Any plans of doing some grafts?

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  • gardener365
    4 years ago

    Looks super!

    Dax

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  • mesterhazypinetum
    4 years ago

    Johnny, I'd like to take your new photos to link for conifertreasury.org.

    Looks like a happy dream, great find!

    Zsolt

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  • conifer50
    Original Author
    4 years ago

    Yes Zsolt, you are most welcome!

    Johnny