Genus Pinus is the largest group of conifers in the world, one hundred and thirteen species all evergreen trees or shrubs. It is almost an entirely northern hemisphere genus. There is no fossil record in the southern hemisphere and only one species just crosses the equator in northern Sumatra. Pinus species have attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of two, three or five; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years.
Details Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery. An ornamental form of the five needled ‘Limber Pine’ making a small, upright, slow growing evergreen tree with light grey to dark grey-brown, slightly flaky bark. Thin needles are intensely blue-green to grey-blue-green, inside with remarkable white margin.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Green - blue needles. Pot Size: 10 litre. Ultimate Height: 2.4m. Ultimate Spread: 1.5m. Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years. Special Attributes: Native to western and North America.