Silver Whispers™ Swiss Stone Pine

Pinus cembra 'Klein'

SKU
06542
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.
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Botanical PronunciationPY-nus SIM-bruh
LorePine 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.
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage and showy cones.
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitColumnar
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Winter Daphne (Daphne); Astilbe (Astilbe)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-7

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