Monday, January 21, 2008

More Tree Bark

Tanyosho Pine
Pinus densiflora 'Umbraculifera'
(PY-nus) (den-see-FLOR-uh)
Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ay)
Synonyms: Umbrella Pine, Tabletop Pine

The cinnamon colored bark is one of this tree’s best attributes. Tanyosho (Tan-y-o-show) Pine grows to about 18 feet tall with a wider spread and often has multi-trunks. The needles are a nice green and grow in bundles of two on this Japanese native. I would recommend the compact or dwarf types for most home gardens.

Lacebark Pine
Pinus bungeana
(PY-nus) (bun-jee-AY-nuh)

A very interesting species of pine that has exquisite bark. A native of China, Lacebark Pine can reach 75 feet tall but is slow growing. It is a bushy tree with medium green needles. I have found that these trees don’t like a lot of extra moisture in the soil and they are susceptible to snow and ice loads. I have a dwarf version at the Estate as well as a grove of the larger ones. Both have been rewarding to cultivate.

Just to keep things normal, since the site name is digital flower, here is a waterlily picture I took the other day. Obviously it was growing indoors and I had to lean over the pond to get this shot. The owner didn’t know the name of the cultivar.


Oswegan said...

Lovely patterns. I especially like the middle shot with the shades of green and gray.

AVCr8teur said...

Nice close ups of the tree barks. One looks like rust and the 2nd looks like camouflage. Your picture of the water lily is absolutely beautiful.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for explaining these barks. I have seen such trees and wondered about their names. I like the shapes the bark creates.

Le Butterfly said...

I Love lilies. Great nature pics.

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Priscilla George said...

Beautiful waterlily and bark. I love the lacebark pine. That bark looks like camouflage.