Pinus strobus 'Green Twist'
Eastern White Pine
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.
Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery Pinus strobus Green Twist is a beautiful rounded bush, it is unusual and rare with twisted curly green foliage, a must have for all collectors seeking something different. A compact grower that originated as a witch's broom, it will reach an ultimate height of approximately one metre tall in ten years.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Foliage Colour: Green - yellow needles.
Ultimate Height: 1m.
Pot Size: 3litre and 10 litre.
Special Attributes: Plant in a pot or planter for interest and height on your patio or terrace. Choose a sunny location for this tree, which will thrive in almost any kind of well-drained soil. It always looks attractive and interesting and grows even with winter temperatures down to minus 30.