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Slash Pine 2 months 1 week ago #72714

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Hey ppl.

Last season I collected this little ungly Slash Pine (I got other two (way nicer), but they died because I couldn't preserve much of the roots, this one came out with a nice rootball).

It was on a shady spot under other trees, so because of that it's necky and has very long old needles (even for a slash pine), but I think it can be shaped lower by bending, right?

As you can see by the pictures, it is full of new candles, but it's envased on mostly the poor soil that came with it.

So what should I do next? Repot? Plant on the ground? With or without root work/inspection?
I have no experience with pines.




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Slash Pine 2 months 1 week ago #72720

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Pines dont really like to be repotted too often. I would leave it in this pot at least for two seasons. If you want to put more mowement into the trunk you can do that before.
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Slash Pine 2 months 1 week ago #72733

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Thanks Tropfrog.

Done... It's already looking better, and I kinda can see a path for it now.

I also cleaned the top of the pot, added more soil and fertilized ir for the first time (with castor cake).

I've also took a peak on the border of the pot to see how are the roots doing, and It seems very good and healthy.

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