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PINUS
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Pine

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Pines are plants of magnificent beauty! They find use as specimen trees, hedges or windbreaks.


 

Pinus aristata
Bristlecone Pine

 


Height: 8-12'
Spread: irregular
Zone: 4
Foliage: green
Shape: dwarf, irregular
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: cone

3706
 

One of the oldest living plants, 4,000-5,000 year-old specimens have been documented.  Interesting green foliage with white resinous flecks on the needles.  Extremely slow growing with an irregular form.


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Pinus bungeana 'Rowe Arboretum'
Rowe Arboretum Lacebark Pine

 


Height: 10'+ (10 yr)
Spread: 15'+
(10 yr)
Zone: 4
Foliage: dark green
Shape: upright, broad
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: cone

3406

 

From the Rowe Arboretum in Ohio, this cultivar exhibits a compact, more uniform growth habit than the species.  Mature bark exfoliates to reveal white, green and reddish patches.


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Pinus densiflora ‘Umbraculifera’
Tanyosho Pine

 


Height: 8-10'
Spread: 10-12'
Zone: 3
Foliage: green
Shape: irregular
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: cone

2159
 

Slow-growing with dense habit. Requires well-drained, slightly acidic soils.


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Pinus flexilis ‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’
Vanderwolf Limber Pine

 


Height: 15-20'
Spread: 12-15'
Zone: 4
Foliage: bluish-green
Shape: upright, pyramidal
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: cone

3707
 

Upright, pyramidal form with soft, bluish-green needles.  Prefers moist, well-drained soils but is adaptable to drier sites.  An excellent selection where space is limited.


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Pinus mugo ‘Enci’
Enci Mugo Pine

 


Height: 6'
Spread: 6'
Zone: 2
Foliage: green
Shape: dense, rounded
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: insignificant

2135
 

Shorter needled, deeper green and more dwarf than the species. An improved strain selected by Evergreen Nursery of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.


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Pinus mugo ‘Slowmound’
Slowmound Mugo Pine

 


Height: 2'
Spread: 2'
Zone: 2
Foliage: green
Shape: globose
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: insignificant

2113
 

An outstanding selection from Iseli Nursery. Tight, compact  form grows to only 2' in 10 years. Perfect for foundation plantings, rock gardens or confined areas.


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Pinus nigra
Austrian Pine

 


Height: 50-60'
Spread: 20-40'
Zone: 4
Foliage: green
Shape: pyramidal
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: small cone

3065
 

Tough evergreen with stiff, lustrous dark green needles.  Adaptable to various soils and is salt tolerant.  Nice for screens and windbreaks.


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Pinus nigra 'Oregon Green'
Oregon Green Austrian Pine

 


Height: 18-20'
Spread: 15'
Zone: 4
Foliage: green
Shape: compact, pyramidal
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: small cone

3063
 

Slow growing, compact cultivar with dense dark green needles.  Pearly-white candles are attractive for weeks in the spring.  Nice selection for smaller areas.


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Pinus parviflora ‘Glauca’
Japanese White Pine

 


Height: 25-45'
Spread: 30-40'
Zone: 4
Foliage: blue-green
Shape: wide, spreading
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: cone

3073
 

Twisted, bluish needles have a tufted appearance.  Slow grower that will only reach about 10' in 10 years.  Abundant cones on young plants.  An artistic specimen.


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Pinus parviflora ‘Glauca Brevifolia
Japanese White Pine

 


Height: 25-45'
Spread: 30-40'
Zone: 4
Foliage: blue-green
Shape: wide, spreading
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: cone

3082
 

Similar to 'Glauca', but with the needles being shorter and more up-curved.  Numerous, persistent cones.


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Pinus strobus
White Pine
 


Height: 60-70'
Spread: 20-40'
Zone: 3
Foliage: green
Shape: pyramidal
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: 4" cone

3410
 

Rapid growing. Pyramidal when young. Can be sheared for a tight Christmas tree appearance or sheared lightly for a more open and natural appearance. Used primarily as screens and back drops.

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Pinus strobus ‘Fastigiata’
Upright White Pine

 


Height: 40-50'
Spread: 10'
Zone: 3
Foliage: blue-green
Shape: narrow, upright
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: 3-4" cone

3075
 

An upright, narrow selection of Pinus strobus. Suitable for planting close to buildings and in confined spaces.


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Pinus strobus ‘Nana’
Dwarf White Pine

 


Height: 3-7'
Spread: 6-8'
Zone: 3
Foliage: green
Shape: mounded
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: cone

3180
 

Soft blue-green foliage and a tight, dense mounding form makes this a nice focal point.


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Pinus strobus ‘Pendula’
Weeping White Pine

 


Height: 20'
Spread: 15-20'
Zone: 3
Foliage: blue-green
Shape: weeping
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: cone

3181
 

Weeping, somewhat twisting form of White Pine.  Makes a nice specimen.


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Pinus strobus ‘Torulosa’
Contorted White Pine

 


Height: 20-25'
Spread: 12-15'
Zone: 4
Foliage: blue-green
Shape: open, pyramidal
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: cone

3408
 

The needles are twisted and contorted giving it an unique appearance.


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Pinus sylvestris
Scotch Pine

 


Height: 30-60'
Spread: 30-40'
Zone: 2
Foliage: blue-green
Shape: irregular
Fall Color: evergreen
Flowers: insignificant
Fruit: small cone

3106
 

Fast growing pine which is aromatic and develops character with age.

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