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Pinus ponderosa 'Baxter' (5 Replies)

Posted August 9, 2015 at 9:45 am

I bought one of these last Friday at Dragonfly Farm Nursery. I have found very little information on it doing Google Searches. It is not listed with Conifer Society either.

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Posted August 10, 2015 at 9:43 am

Louise this plant apparently came from Nathan Miller. Dave Olszyk, the editor of the ConiferBase is doing some research on it for you. Stay tuned…

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Posted August 11, 2015 at 9:54 am

Hi Louise, after a few days of research, I have figured out that ‘Baxter’ is actually a Pinus resinosa broom. Take a look at the new record in the database.
Pinus resinosa ‘Baxter’

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Posted August 11, 2015 at 7:16 pm

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HARD WORK RESEARCHING IT FOR ME! I WOULD NOT HAVE GUESSED ITS TRUE NAME EVER!!!

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Posted August 11, 2015 at 8:54 pm

This was a very cool exercise. Louise, the fact that you knew where you got it meant that Dave could go to Heidi to find out where SHE got it and the hunt was on!

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Posted August 14, 2015 at 11:45 am

Louise: David contacted me and I filled him in on the history of the plant. I believe that I can clear up one point of confusion regarding the name.

Larry Stanley did the original grafting. Since the scion wood was larger in diameter than what typically would be grafted on a band pot of Pinus sylvestris understock, Larry grafted it on pondersosa understock. So it got labeled as ponderosa, but it was resinosa.

I hope you enjoy your plant. I have the original plant that Larry grafted in my garden and still enjoy it after all these years.

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