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Other common names
Bosnian pine Heldreich's pine
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
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
Italy, Balkan Pen.
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
more than 50 years
Grow in any well-drained soil in full sun
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
Pruning Pruning is best avoided. If necessary, prune between late summer and midwinter to avoid bleeding
Pests Prone to adelgids, aphids, sawfly larvae, pine shoot moth
Susceptible to honey fungus
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