Pinus leucodermisItem #6555 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
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Intriguing specimen with unique purple-blue cones when young, maturing to brown. Dense, pyramidal tree makes a fine landscape specimen, accent tree or windbreak. Evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:PY-nus lew-ko-DER-misPlant type:ConiferDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:2 - 11, 14 - 24Growth habit:PyramidalGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow grower to 40 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide, larger with age.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Does not flowerDesign 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').
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory: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.Lore:Pine is one of the primary woods for provincial European furniture making.