Question From: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Q: Nancy, I just bought and planted a vanderwolf pine. It's beautiful and we are excited to see it grow. From what I can gather online it is a hearty and vigorous tree. We live in the benches of the wasatch mountains in SALT LAKE, which the tree seems to be a local grower. This tree has 5 needles grouping, does that make the pine more susceptible or fragile than other pines with 2 or 3 groupings? From what I can gather 2 and 3 groupings tend to be infected more by insects, blight and fungus. Thank you for your assistance!
Vanderwolf pine is said to be disease resistant when planted properly. Give it full sun and do not plant it where other pines will shade part of it. This is a common mistake people make. Do be sure to keep it watered the first year. The soil should me moist not sodden. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.