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Pine, Bosnian

Pinus heldreichii

Pinaceae - Pine

Description

Leaves: Needles in bundles of 2; 2" to 4" long; remain on tree 5-6 years.

Twigs/buds: Twigs whitish, with rough texture resembling a snake’s skin; thick.  Buds brown; tips often whitish; egg-shaped to oblong, not resinous.

Flowers/fruit: Monoecious.  Fruit a woody cone; 4" to 5" long; yellow-brown; purple when young.

Bark: Ash gray when older.

Wood: Information unavailable.

General: A native of the Balkans, Italy; should grow well in Utah.  Similar to Austrian pine, but more compact.  Salt tolerant.  Shade intolerant.

Landscape Use: Not common in Utah, but should be planted more; tough.  Several cultivars available, including a dwarf.  Zones 5-7.

Cultivars: 'Green Bun', Satillit'.

Characteristics

General

Family:
Pinaceae - Pine
Cultivar Availability:
Yes
Hardiness Zone:
5-7
Type:
Conifer
Utah Native:
No

Growth

Growth Rate:
Low
Mature Height:
Medium
Longevity:
High
Is Good Under Power Lines:
No
Crown Shape:
Pyramidal

Ornamental

Bark:
No
Fall Color:
No
Flowers:
No
Foliage:
Yes
Fruit:
No

Tolerence

Shade:
Low
Salt:
High
Drought:
High
Poor Drainage:
Low
Alkalinity:
High
Transplanting:
Medium