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Pinus heldreichii

Bosnian pine

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Features

  • Height2m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Pinus heldreichii (Bosnian pine). This species is a narrow conical tree with scaly grey bark. The dark green leaves are dense and borne in pairs. The blue female cones can be found in the summer and will ripen to brown.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Pine

Origin

Africa, Asia

Interest and use

Many species have ornamental fruit. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will grow in a wide range of conditions, they are wind resistant and will thrive on soils of moderate to low fertility which are well drained , you can propagate from seeds or grafting.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible. Conifer spinning mite may cause defoliation.

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