Weeping White Pine SEEDLINGS

September 17, 2010

A small specialty nursery in Oregon collected seeds from a local weeping white Pine ( Pinus strobus ‘pendula’). Aproximately 500 seedlings germinated and of those there were numerous weeping forms. The beauty of this ‘experiment’ was that the non- weeping plants were then used for rootstocks. Of the many weeping forms, now that they are 6 or 7 years old, the subtle differences between the variants are becoming more obvious. Some are thin needled, some are bluer in color than others, and some weep in a bold vigourous

Weeping White Pine - seedling

 manner while others gently weep. The nurseryman will be making selections out of about 50 plants. I was able to obtain four of his ‘rejects’. Two of these are what I call ramblers – they ramp and hump along the ground. Here is a picture of one of the ‘ramblers’

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