A Room With a View: Shore Pine Revisit

To continue looking back at past work and how they look today…here’s a pine project from 2 years ago that started with a design puzzle:


This was the quirky Shore Pine when it got to the yard in 2016. To see the full post on the restyling of it and the design puzzle we offered: shore-pine-design-puzzle


And this is the pine after our restyling session in 2016-


The tree now, in May 2018, a year and a half later. We’ve repotted the tree and other than that just allowed it to fill out without much manipulation. Later there will be more detailing…but we do need to let our trees be for a while. It is back budding ferociously, as Shore Pines do, which is one of the reasons I like these pines. The intensity of the green is truly unique in the pine world.

Why did I title this post ‘Room With a View’? Just that this is the sort of dancing, playful pine one might want to see out a window. From the interior of our houses it is nice to see something truly wild—and if we can’t see that, then maybe something close to it.

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  1. paul3636 says:

    Are needles on shore pines usually this small????

    • crataegus says:

      Yes, they’re usually in the 1 1/4″ range with normal care. If in a big pot and watered a lot and fertilized a lot in the spring you could get 2″+ needles.

  2. Bill D says:

    Live in the bay area. I being to nurseries and they do not carry shore pines. S where do I look to purchase one. thank you

  3. Jeroen Mentens says:

    When you let a pine grow for a while: you do shorten the candles? Or you really let it grow without interference at all?

    • crataegus says:

      Yes, we did shorten the candles on this pine as it was strong enough for that. Had it been weaker we wouldn’t have done anything. But there was no wiring, pruning, or other adjusting in the last 1.5 years.

  4. John Many says:

    Very Nice!

  5. Ray says:

    I remember this pine. We talked about the small branch at the base. To go or not. I like it with

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