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Bosnian Pine

Pinus leucodermis

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.
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Full sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationPY-nus lew-ko-DER-mis
LorePine is one of the primary woods for provincial European furniture making.
Average Size at MaturitySlow grower to 40 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide, larger with age.
Bloom TimeConifer; 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseWindbreak, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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').

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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