Pinus aristata 'Sherwood Compact'

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  1. conifers

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    ‘Green Industry Images’ Copyrighted Photograph; Permission Granted.
     

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    Interesting pic; all the individuals I've seen of this plant, including ours, are pyramidal. I will try to include an image later. I think the name has now changed to Pinus longaeva 'Sherwood Compact'.
     
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    I don't own a single "Bristlecone Pine" so I don't know if it's Pinus aristata or Pinus longaeva. If the needles have resin 'dots' dappled all over each needle, then it's Pinus aristata. This is a small specimen so it will become pyramidal with age. Also the needles of Pinus aristata have one resin canal whereas Pinus longaeva have two.

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    An image of a more pyramidal, but still young 'Sherwood Compact'
     

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    now when you guys say 'young' do you mean about 5-10 years? because these are supposed to be notoriously slow growers, i have about 7 just sprouted and want to enter them into a paladarium that i am about to make, potted individually because they will be able to be left alone pretty much, and recieve their own care pretty much carefree by myself.
     
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    Just counting the needle whorls of previous growth, it seems the plant to be approximately 10 or 11 years old.

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    If these are seedlings, then they're just general Pinus aristata, not the cultivar 'Sherwood Compact'.
     
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    so i shouldn't expect them to have a similar look to the original post? I should expect more of what the second pictured one is, more conical? Is there anyway that i could get it to not go with such a conventional look, like topping it off at some point, or would it even be years before it starts to look conical, i want to try and place a few in a paludarium where they will recieve their own moisture and potting, but grow with a somewhat wierd look.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Fairly similar, though not identical.
     
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    This is an even slower-growing compact and dense form of an already slow-growing species, said to grow less than an inch a year; extremely slow growth and density makes it an ideal specimen for my island hopping style of conifer gardening.

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    dcsteg Active Member 10 Years

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    Actually the correct name of this cultivar is Pinus aristata var. longaeva 'Sherwood Compact'.

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Can you add a close-up of the foliage and a cone, please?
     

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