Pinus cembra 'Glauca' - Blue Swiss Stone Pine

Blue Swiss Stone Pine

Pinus cembra 'Glauca'

  • Narrow, pyramidal when young, growing rounded and more open with age
  • Bundles of five dark green to blue-green needles
  • Oblong cones are greenish-purple when young, maturing to purplish-brown

ZONE:
4

HEIGHT:
4-6 m

SPREAD:
4-5 m

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


A narrow, compact form for smaller landscapes or near entrances and doors.

Additional Notes about Blue Swiss Stone Pine:


The cones, which never open, have edible seeds. The pine nuts are consumed as food in Europe, primarily coming from stone pines, namely, this species and Pinus pinea (Italian stone pine).

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