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. Pinus Likiangensis ‘Baliforniana’ is a conical or columnar coniferous tree. Young shoots are a pale brown or red colour and the bark becomes grey and fissured with age. Its flattened needle-like leaves are 1-2cm long, bluish-green above and glaucous beneath with those on the upper side of the shoot pointing forwards. The ovoid cones, up to 10cm long, are red when young maturing to a pale brown
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Blue-green needles. Pot Size: 10 litre. Ultimate Height: 12m, plus. Ultimate Spread: 4 - 8m. Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years. Special Attributes: Native to Bhutan and China.