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Silver Whispers™ Swiss Stone Pine

Pinus cembra 'Klein'

Pronunciation: PY-nus SIM-bruh
SKU #06542
3-7

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OVERVIEW
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.
Light Full sun
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.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Columnar
STYLE
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.
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Japanese Maple (Acer); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Winter Daphne (Daphne); Astilbe (Astilbe)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
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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