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. A charming hardy dwarf pine, with a mound forming habit and striking silvery green new growth in the spring which turns dark green as the days lengthen. Ideal for adding interest to a rockery or all year round colour to any border; a fabulous little pine.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Dark green needles. Pot Size: 3 litre. Ultimate Height: 0.5 - 1m. Ultimate Spread: 1 - 1.5m. Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years. Special Attributes: Its slow growth and dense habit make it perfect for growing in pots or the rock garden.