• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Year-Round Interest
    Blooms:
    Conifer; prized for foliage and showy cones.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PY-nus SIM-bruh
    Plant type:Conifer
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 7, 10
    Growth habit:Columnar, Compact
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage and showy cones.
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
    Design IdeasA beautiful formal pine for evergreen conifer gardens designed for winter beauty. Excellent choice for smaller spaces between overly-close buildings. Sized for planting areas around front lawns of city or suburban homes. Excellent specimen for Christmas outdoor lighting. Makes a good foundation plant to soften rigid building edges or corners where fences connect. Super focal point used against darker backgrounds for close or long range view. Integrate into shrub border for more variety of form in every season.
    Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Winter Daphne (Daphne); Astilbe (Astilbe)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, slightly acidic, loamy, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune only to remove old, damaged or dead branches.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The genus Pinus contains over 100 species varying considerably in size and habit from around the world. It is dominant in the Swiss Alps where this parent species is native, with its species cembra from the Italian common name for these trees. It was introduced into cultivation around 1746 and has proven successful in Canada since introduction there in 1875. This new form was developed by Theodore Klein of Klein's Nursery in Crestwood, Kentucky and introduced around 2000..
    Lore:
    Pine trees are among the most widely harvested timber species in the world, used for construction, furniture making and hundreds of other commercial applications. The pitch of these trees is also a source of pine tar and turpentine used less commonly today than it was in the 19th century.