• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow grower to 40 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide, larger with age.
    Key Feature:
    Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PY-nus lew-ko-DER-mis
    Plant type:Conifer
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 11, 14 - 24
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow grower to 40 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide, larger with age.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Conifer; prized for foliage.
    Design IdeasThis columnar pine is a great low-maintenance evergreen for suburban homesites or parks. Very useful to separate multistory homes on very narrow lots. Plant densely for a noise-absorbing, wind-cutting wall of green. To appreciate its natural beauty, plant as a single specimen or in groves of three to five.
    Companion PlantsGrow Bosnian Pine as a vertical background of evergreen foliage to highlight more spectacular trees in the foreground. Try Eastern Redbud, (Cercis canadensis), Radiant Crabapple, (Malus x 'Radiant')or Red Buckeye, (Aesculus pavia). May also stand nicely with columnar Lombardy Poplar, (Populus nigra 'Italica') or Cologreen Juniper, (Juniperus scopulorum 'Colorgreen').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    This coniferous evergreen tree is classified into the Pinaceae, and the genus was classified by the Swede, Carolus Linnaeus in the 18th century. This huge genus contains about 90 species of evergreen species from the northern hemisphere around the world. They are perhaps the most important of all commercial timber species. This tree was formerly known as the subspecies P. heldreichii var. leucodermis, but has since been given its own species and P. heldreichii no longer exists in the references, or is simply considered synonymous. P. leucodermis was finalized by Franz Antoine, 1815-1886 a French botanist. By any name, these trees are native to eastern Europe, well known in Bosnia hence the common name, and are also found in Italy.
    Pine is one of the primary woods for provincial European furniture making.