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Pinus wallichiana ‘Zebrina’

Variegated Himalayan Pine

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Features

  • Height2m to 10m
  • Spread6m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Leaf ColourDark green, cream-yellow

Description

Pinus wallichiana ‘Zebrina’ (Variegated Himalayan Pine). This pine has long dark green needles with bands of cream-yellow variegation which give a glowing effect.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Needled evergreen, Tree

Other common names

Bhutan Pine

Origin

Himalayas

Interest and use

Grown for its form and for year-round foliage interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Tolerant of pollution.

Propagation

Seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

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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