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Swiss Stone Pine

Botanical Name
Pinus cembra
Hardiness
Zones 3b to 7
Height
30 to 40 feet
Width
15 to 25 feet
Fruit
Erect cones, 2-3" long, never open and fall off tree in spring of 3rd year
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained, loamy
Planting & Care
  • Transplants easily
  • Good conifer for residential landscapes
  • Slow growing
Problems
Cankers, needle blights, scale, webworm, spittlebug, shoot borer
Varieties
  • Nana - slow growing dwarf, 20'
  • Prairie Statesman Swiss Stone Pine (Pinus cembra 'Herman') - very upright form (30 feet tall by 15 feet wide), emerald green needles, very cold hardy and drought tolerant
  • Stricta - columnar, blue-green needles, dense

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