• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Pinus heldreichii

Bosnian pine

Bosnian pine

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  • Other common names Bosnian pine
    Heldreich's pine

    Balkan pine

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  • Genus Pinus can be shrubs or large, evergreen trees, some species with attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of 2, 3 or 5; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years

  • Family Pinaceae / Pinaceae

  • Details P. heldreichii is a narrowly conical evergreen tree with dense, bright deep green needles in pairs. Cones oval, blue in first year, ripening pale brown

  • Plant range Italy, Balkan Pen.


  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy



  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height

    Higher than 12 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    4-8 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    more than 50 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in spring. Cultivars will not come true from seed and can be grafted in late winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden

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