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Pine, Lacebark

Pinus bungeana

Pinaceae - Pine

Description

Leaves: Needles in bundles of 3; 2" to 4" long; stiff; dark green; evergreen, remain on tree 3 to 4 years.

Twigs/buds: Twigs grayish-green, hairless, lustrous.

Flowers/fruit: Monoecious.  Fruit a woody cone; 2" to 3" long; curved, triangular spine on the tips of the scales.

Bark: Scaly bark that comes off in patches like a London planetree; irregular patches of green, white, and brown; very distinctive.

Wood: Fine-grained, brittle; has been used by Chinese for making coffins; little information available.

General: Native to China.  Tolerant of a variety of conditions, including pavement nearby.  Fairly cold and alkaline-soil tolerant; shade intolerant.

Landscape Use: Very desirable tree.  Use as a specimen tree where showy bark can be observed.  Foliage and canopy shape and size remind me of a Scotch pine.  Should be planted more often.  Zones 4-8.

Cultivars: 'Compacta'.

Characteristics

General

Family:
Pinaceae - Pine
Cultivar Availability:
No
Hardiness Zone:
4-8
Type:
Conifer
Utah Native:
No

Growth

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

Ornamental

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

Tolerence

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