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Good. I’m not sure what to call Black Pines grafted on Ponderosa securities. Frankensteins? Frankies? Feel free to suggest …
When I started graft Black Ponderosa pine in, I was sure if they could decandle the same as Black pine on their own roots. Before going to Japan to study I grafted a small tree (not this one) and now I decandled to 10 years in a row. So it is not the answer: It’s the same. The tree becomes a Black Pine, which has the same powerful energy.
This small knotty pine has been in the garden for a while, was collected by Randy Caballero in the Rocky Mountains (when he was a Ponderosa.) Several years ago, about four I think, I grafted two Black stems pine in the same. This year the potted tree for the first time, and then decandled few months later, as it was showing a lot of strength. Here are some pictures of pine this year:
This article was originally published on https://crataegus.com/2016/07/01/black-pine-ponderosa-frankenstein-bonsai/