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Pinus leucodermis ‘Compact Gem’

Bosnian pine

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Features

  • Height0.2m to 0.5m
  • Spread5m to 10m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Pinus leucodermis ‘Compact Gem’ (Bosnian pine). This conical, dense, dwarf conifer has very dark green leaves and grows only 2.5 cm a year.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub or Conifer

Other common names

Pine

Origin

Balkans

Interest and use

Specimen. Year-round interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilFertile, Sandy, Chalky
  • Soil pH9.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

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.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed or by 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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