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Walter Pine Pinus sylvestris 'Watereri'

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Description

The cultivar 'Watereri' is upright when young, but broadly conical with age.  Its branch tips directed upward.  It typically grows broader rather than tall.  

Its slow growth habit makes this an excellent choice for the creation of bonsai.

The small cones and stiff, twisted blue-gray colored needles and orange-tinged bark make this plant interesting year-round. 

Not a native, but has been naturalized in portions of the northeast and the north-central US.

Some plant issues include sphaeropsis tip blight, pine wilt nematode, sawflies, moths and scale.

 

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#evergreen#drought tolerant#bonsai#winter interest#poor soils tolerant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#drought tolerant#bonsai#winter interest#poor soils tolerant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pinus
    Species:
    sylvestris
    Family:
    Pinaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Pyramidal
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
  • 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:
    6-feet-12 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Needled Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gray/Silver
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Needles
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Blue-gray, stiff, twisted, arrow needles
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Orange
    Bark Description:
    Exfoliating bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Patio
    Slope/Bank
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Foundation Planting
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Specimen