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Lacebark Pine Pinus bungeana

Phonetic Spelling
PY-nus bun-jee-AY-nuh
Description

Shrubby when young, the Lacebark Pine has picturesque, showy bark that exfoliates or peels in patches, revealing a patchwork of colors.  The patchwork will eventually become a milky white.  These features aren't evident until the tree matures, approximately 10 years.

As in many multitrunked trees, some molting may occur.  However, training as a single trunk is possible.  

Lacebark pine is often multistemmed, pyramidal to rounded and becomes flat-topped with age.  Removing the lower branches will expose the beautiful bark.  The trunk may split and the limbs may break in heavy snow and ice due to its multi-trunk habit,

If bruised, the needles will give off a turpentine-like scent.

Once established, this plant is drought tolerant.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Great Wall'
    Broad-columnar with great density of branches and foliage.
Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#bonsai#winter interest#showy fruits#multistemmed#deer resistant#picturesque#multitrunked
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Great Wall'
    Broad-columnar with great density of branches and foliage.
Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#bonsai#winter interest#showy fruits#multistemmed#deer resistant#picturesque#multitrunked
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pinus
    Species:
    bungeana
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central and Northern China
    Dimensions:
    Height: 30 ft. 0 in. - 50 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 35 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Multi-stemmed
    Pyramidal
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    2 to 3 in. terminal or lateral cones
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Prickly
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2 to 4 in. stiff, sharp-pointed needles in bundles of 3. Waxy or plastic looking.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Exfoliating
    Bark Description:
    Exfoliating bark reveals a patchwork of white, olive, light purple, and silver. Becomes milky white with age.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Multistemmed
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Naturalized Area
    Patio
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer