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Pinus armandi

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Description

An uncommon plant with massive cones and long lush blue-green needles. The cones size weigh down the branches.  The crown of the Chinese White Pine is conical (cone-shaped) in young trees with whorled branches.  As the tree ages, the crown becomes rounded and the branches irregular.  

Chinese White Pine has both pollen and seed cones.  The greenish-white pollen cones can be found at the base of new shoots.  The conical-cylindric shaped seed cones are green when young, and mature to brown after dispersing the seeds.

Few insects or diseases problems exist, it is more likely to be affected by heavy (clay) soils.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#deciduous#conifer#air pollution tolerant#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#deciduous#conifer#air pollution tolerant#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pinus
    Species:
    armandi
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
    Dimensions:
    Height: 30 ft. 0 in. - 50 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Size:
    > 6 inches
    Flower Description:
    4 to 8 in. broad cones
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Prickly
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Glossy green needles in bundles of 5
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Black
    Dark Brown
    Dark Gray
    Red/Burgundy
    Bark Description:
    The bark is smooth. It will become platy and fissured, turning brown to gray-red-brown. Develops scale with age.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer