Silver Whispers™ Swiss Stone Pine
Pinus cembra 'Klein'
|Description||A near perfect compact, very hardy evergreen for spatially challenged landscapes. Exceptional form is densely packed with white-striped dark green needles that produce a silvery effect. Accented with 3-inch long decorative violet-blue cones.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage and showy cones.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Privacy Screen, Windbreak|
|Design Ideas||A 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 Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Winter Daphne (Daphne); Astilbe (Astilbe)|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7
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