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 'Densa Hill' is a lovely dwarf form of the Himalayan pine. Bearing the same long, beautiful, blue-green needles as the species this cultivar is much smaller with short branches ascending into a dense columnar habit. Needles emerge stiff and upright then softening and drooping with age.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Green needles. Pot Size: 10 litre. Ultimate Height: 6m. Ultimate Spread: 1m. Growth Rate: 20 years. Special Attributes: Pinus Wallichiana is native to the Himalaya, Karakoram and Hindu Kush mountains, from eastern Afghanistan across northern Pakistan and north west India to Yunnan in southwest China.