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. The compact crown is ovoid to narrow oval and stays slender and dense when mature. The thick, mature bark is grey-brown and deeply grooved revealing the light brown-yellow bast. The tips of the stiff, glossy, dark green needles are curved inwards which is particularly striking on young shoots.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Dark green needles. Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 litre. Ultimate Height: 6m. Ultimate Spread: 1.5m. Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years. Special Attributes: Species name honours Greek botanist Theodor von Heldreich (1822-1902)