Forums General Gardening
  • Topic: Southern pine

    Back To Topics
    (0 rates)
    • November 10, 2018 1:26 PM EST
      • Ormond Beach, Fl. 32174
         
      • Posts
        1,039
      • Thanks
        3
      • Thanked
        505

      Southern pine

       Found this a nursery the other day and it looked like a nice substitute for pine type conifers which seem to have a little trouble growing in the south due to heat. saw these in a mass and it looked like I was gazing into a forest of pines, kin to asparagus fern but grows up on ridged stems. On my old layout I had asparagus fern covering a hill which became a mountain in a year and it put up with everything great plant. 

         Winter hardy to USDA Zone 9-11 where plants can be grown outdoors year round as long as temperatures never dip below 20-25 degrees F. Plants perform best in light, organically rich, consistently moist but well drained soils in part shade (bright indirect light or filtered sun). Avoid direct hot afternoon sun which may cause the leaves to yellow (scorch). Too much shade, however, may also cause the leaves to fade to light green or yellow. Additional causes of leaf yellowing include rapid changes in temperatures or lighting conditions. Although plants prefer evenly moist soils, they have respectable tolerance for drought. Pinch back stem tips as needed to maintain plant form and promote dense foliage growth. If plants lose attractive shape, stems may be cut back close to the soil level to regenerate. Propagate by seed or division. Self-seeding can be mildly invasive in some subtropical to tropical areas (e.g., southern Florida and Hawaii).
    • November 12, 2018 2:15 PM EST
      • Newton, KS
         
      • Posts
        2,870
      • Thanks
        5
      • Thanked
        116

      I've had good luck with cedars, they were always popping up in my Nebraska layout, they take trimming real well and you can keep them small. Boxwoods work good also, even the Alberta spruces seem to do will in Kansas.

    • November 13, 2018 11:05 AM EST

      •  
      • Posts
        9,393
      • Thanks
        249
      • Thanked
        861

      I have a section on plants that might be helpful, it helps to know which species can be kept small, as Jerry says about trimming.

       

      https://elmassian.com/index.php/large-scale-train-main-page/plants

       

      It's not real comprehensive, but it has pictures!

       

      Greg

      ____________________________________

      Be sure­ to visit ­my site, l­ots of tec­hnical tip­s and modi­fications,­ and you c­an search ­for topics­ and key w­ords.


      ­Click HERE for Greg­'s web sit­e
      PLEASE NOT­E: Please do NOT use private messaging, i­f you have­ a questio­n, feel fr­ee to emai­l me priva­tely, u­se regular­ email onl­y: greg@el­massian.co­m

    • November 14, 2018 4:25 PM EST

      •  
      • Posts
        7
      • Thanks
        0
      • Thanked
        0

      Greg

      Since your site does not allow download of tree selections do you have a listing avail through pm?  I am in the middle of relandscaping and trying to get plantings in before the winter.  I am in the SF Bay Area

      Mike Paterson

    • November 14, 2018 9:02 PM EST

      •  
      • Posts
        9,393
      • Thanks
        249
      • Thanked
        861

      mike, email me, so I have your email address... I'll fix you up.

       

      Greg

      ____________________________________

      Be sure­ to visit ­my site, l­ots of tec­hnical tip­s and modi­fications,­ and you c­an search ­for topics­ and key w­ords.


      ­Click HERE for Greg­'s web sit­e
      PLEASE NOT­E: Please do NOT use private messaging, i­f you have­ a questio­n, feel fr­ee to emai­l me priva­tely, u­se regular­ email onl­y: greg@el­massian.co­m

    • November 15, 2018 12:38 AM EST
      • Kailua, HI
         
      • Posts
        782
      • Thanks
        500
      • Thanked
        540

      I am partial to rosemary. It is cheap and it takes a beating!

    • November 15, 2018 5:34 AM EST
      • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
         
      • Posts
        11,109
      • Thanks
        125
      • Thanked
        904

      Now is that nice?

      ____________________________________

      Shannon car Shops
      Home of the infamous leg lamp

      I.A.R.R.R. Member #12

      and King Butt Modeler

    • November 15, 2018 9:04 PM EST

      •  
      • Posts
        9,393
      • Thanks
        249
      • Thanked
        861

      Rosemary "tree"

       

      ____________________________________

      Be sure­ to visit ­my site, l­ots of tec­hnical tip­s and modi­fications,­ and you c­an search ­for topics­ and key w­ords.


      ­Click HERE for Greg­'s web sit­e
      PLEASE NOT­E: Please do NOT use private messaging, i­f you have­ a questio­n, feel fr­ee to emai­l me priva­tely, u­se regular­ email onl­y: greg@el­massian.co­m

    • November 17, 2018 2:53 PM EST

      •  
      • Posts
        9,393
      • Thanks
        249
      • Thanked
        861

      I get 1200 emails a day...  must be mispelled... spelled right on my signature.

       

      I'll send you an email and we can see what went wrong.

       

      Greg

      ____________________________________

      Be sure­ to visit ­my site, l­ots of tec­hnical tip­s and modi­fications,­ and you c­an search ­for topics­ and key w­ords.


      ­Click HERE for Greg­'s web sit­e
      PLEASE NOT­E: Please do NOT use private messaging, i­f you have­ a questio­n, feel fr­ee to emai­l me priva­tely, u­se regular­ email onl­y: greg@el­massian.co­m

Forums General Gardening

    Icon Legend

  • Topic has replies
    Hot topic
    Topic unread
    Topic doesn't have any replies
    Closed topic
    BBCode  is enabled
    HTML  is enabled

Add Reputation

Do you want to add reputation for this user by this post?

or cancel

Ads by Google