Identification: Pinus? Species

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  1. Puddleton

    Puddleton Active Member 10 Years

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    I’m pretty sure it’s a Pinus but which one, I can’t be sure.
    The trunk colour is an unusually consistent green colour.
    Many thanks
     

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Closer views needed. So far the previous year's needles look like it might be Pinus wallichiana 'Zebrina' but using only this shot it is impossible to tell for sure.
     
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    Sorry for asking my own question instead of answering yours. What is this yellow prostrate shrub on your pic? Some kind of Juniper?
     
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    Puddleton Active Member 10 Years

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    It's Juniperus conferta "All Gold"
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Lately shore juniper has been getting called J. rigida ssp. conferta.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Could well be Pinus wallichiana, but P. ayacahuite and one or two other white pines also possible. Close-up of the shoots needed to check for fine pubescence, if any. May need to wait a few years for some cones to be certain of its ID though.

    It looks recently planted; I suspect the yellowish older needles are due to transplanting stress, rather than being a variegated cultivar like 'Zebrina'.

    It has, yes; not convinced this is right, though! The two are very different in foliage structure. My preference is to retain it as a species.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Puddleton Active Member 10 Years

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    Nice one. thanks all for your help.
    I’ve just been engaged to help train staff at this 200 acre estate garden. Mayfield garden walkaround
    It’s been 20yrs since i’ve worked with cool temperate treasures.
    No doubt I’ll be calling on your sage knowledge more in the future.
    Providing this drought breaks & the bushfires stay away.
    Gardening with climate change makes each year a completely new challenge.
    Cheers

    Mayfield garden walkaround
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    So you've made a decision about the identity of the pine?
     
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    Puddleton Active Member 10 Years

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    No I haven’t Ron.
    I’ll take closer pics next week
    Thanks
     

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