Plants: Pinus cembra - Swiss Stone Pine, Arolla Pine

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Pinus cembra - Swiss Stone Pine, Arolla Pine

Pine trees are superb trees which grow in a wide climate scale - from cold northern countries to hot coastal sites. They are probably most beautiful in their natural environment.

Swiss stone pine is a beautiful one with dark green needles with a silvery stripe. So its overall appearance may seem a little turquoise. It grows slowly, forming a dense conifer with rather irregular growth when young and more or less pyramidal with age.

Owing to its slow growth rate, similar to pinus leucodermis, it is ideal for mid-sized or even small gardens. Grow it in full sun, in poor to semi-fertile, well-drained soil. It hates waterlogging and fertilizing. Fully hardy to -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Size/type: tall tree
Usual height: 6-12m
Usual width: 3-5m
Leaves: evergreen conifer
Colour of leaves: green
Flowers: insignificant or non-blooming
Location: full sun
Usda zone (lowest): 4 (down to -34°c)
Belongs to categories: conifers
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