Pinus wallichiana 'Vicky'
Himalayan 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 wallichiana ‘Vicky’ was discovered here at Lime Cross Nursery by founder Jonathan Tate and named after his daughter Vicky. This charming variation of Pinus waliciaina is a striking lime green colour with sunset yellow hues. The whorls of needles are soft and shaggy and are said to have reminded Jonathan of his baby daughters striking ginger Mohawk (natural hair formation at birth).
For more ideas on how you can place conifers within your garden take a look at our blog post here: Blue Conifers for that colour pop in the winter garden.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam.
Aspect: Full sun.
Foliage Type: Deciduous.
Foliage Colour: Green - yellow needles.
Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre.
Ultimate Height: 8-12m.
Ultimate Spread: 1-4m.
Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years.
Special Attributes: Perfect for rock gardens.