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Pinus virginiana 'Driscoll' (3 Replies)

Posted September 4, 2013 at 10:14 pm

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Posted September 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Of the small different cushion shaped pines for the rock garden the shrub pine cultivar known as ‘Driscoll’ is rare and will adapt to a small growing area for years This dwarf conifer only grows to 6″ in height but can reach out to 16″ across after 10 years of growth. Each year only 1.5″ of new growth occurs.
I estimate this one to be 20 + years old.
You can always count on a showy colorful second flush this time of year.
One of my favorites.
Full sun. Z 4,8

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Posted September 5, 2013 at 9:03 pm

This is gorgeous. And you don’t have trouble with reflected heat from the rocks? I am guessing that this pine is quite tolerant of heat. Really lovely.

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Posted September 6, 2013 at 8:39 am

That is a great looking plant. I’ve got a small one coming from Stanley this fall, and I was glad to see this photo of yours… it’s nice to see what it’ll look like as an older specimen.

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