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Pinus peuce

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PY-nus PEWS
Description

An adaptable tree that prefers cold mountain climates and high humidity, but it will perform sufficiently in different locations.  It can be kept trimmed in a low shrub-like manner to be used for erosion control.  It will perform best when located in an area with moist soil and good drainage.

The soft, light durable wood is often used in construction and furniture building.

This specimen is not commonly found in local nurseries.

Insect, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  This tree is susceptible to wind damage.  

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Pacific Blue'
    Blue needles, more upright habit
'Pacific Blue'
Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#moths#deer resistant#nighttime garden#alkaline soils tolerant#pollinator plant#larval host plant#moth larvae#wind damage prone#imperial moth
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Pacific Blue'
    Blue needles, more upright habit
'Pacific Blue'
Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#wildlife plant#moths#deer resistant#nighttime garden#alkaline soils tolerant#pollinator plant#larval host plant#moth larvae#wind damage prone#imperial moth
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pinus
    Species:
    peuce
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Balkan peninsula
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant supports Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis) larvae which have one brood per season and appear from April-October in the south. Adult Imperial Moths do not feed.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 30 ft. 0 in. - 60 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Columnar
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    24-60 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    3 to 6 in. cylindrical cones, single or cluster of 3 to 4, becomes light brown
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    3 to 4 in. straight, stiff, dark green needles in bundles of 5. Dark green on top and grayish-green on the underside. The overall effect is blue-green
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Gray
    Bark Description:
    Young trees have smooth, silvery-gray bark. As the tree ages, the bark becomes darker and rough. Old trees have thick, brown square-fissured bark.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Slope/Bank
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Nighttime Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Barrier
    Border
    Screen/Privacy
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Moths
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer