Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
Bosnian pine is a lovely, symmetrical, slow-growing, evergreen tree, prized for urban sites. It is among the most commonly-used evergreens in cities and gardens of Europe. It is native to the Balkans and much of the Mediterranean region, growing in a wide range of very well-drained soils. This pine when young grows as a quite symmetrical, pointed sapling with well-anchored branching. Its form rounds out as the tree reaches maturity, revealing a beautiful layered structure. Short, very-stiff, dark-green needles are held in pairs, giving the tree a lustrous look. It produces attractive purple cones that mature to brown.
Bosnian pine can reach a large size in the wild, but for the cultivated landscape its slow growth leads to shorter stature overall. It’s proven to be a superior coastal pine that is uniquely tolerant of salt air and spray. It also tolerate alkaline soils. Plant it as a single specimen, grove or windrow.
8 - 1
4 - 9
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
50'-75' / 15.2m - 22.9m
17'-20' / 5.2m - 6.1m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Screening / Wind Break, Shade Trees, Street Trees
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