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Pinus heldreichii
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Pinus heldreichii


Bosnian Pine

Description: P. heldreichii is a narrowly conical evergreen tree with dense, bright deep green needles in pairs. The oval cones emerge blue in the first year, ripening to pale brown. The thick, mature bark is grey-brown and deeply grooved revealing the light brown-yellow bast.

History: Introduced in 1864 from Italy and the Balkan Peninsula. Species name honours Greek botanist Theodor von Heldreich (1822-1902).

Pinus Growing Tips: Requires moist but well-drained soil and a sunny position. Copes with all soil types.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 1m 

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
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Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Evergreen Evergreen
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Needs well draining site Needs well draining site
Needs full sun Needs full sun
Don't prune Don't prune