General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: Slow to intermediate annual growth 8-10 inches. 20-30 feet at maturity
Plant Spread: Narrow upright or fastigiate growth habit. 6-8 feet wide at maturity
Leaves: Evergreen
Needled
Other: The long needles at the ends of branches grow pointing toward the tip. They cluster around and obscure terminal buds.

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Common names
  • Bosnian Pine
Also sold as:
  • Satellite

Photo Gallery
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan
Date: 2020-10-31
Pinus heldreichii 'Satellit' (sold as 'Satallite') - a young spec
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan
Date: 2020-10-31
Pinus heldreichii 'Satellit' - showing the clasping growth habit
Location: Murray, Utah, United States
Date: 2021-09-30
Comments:
  • Posted by arctangent (Ann Arbor, Michigan - Zone 6a) on Nov 13, 2020 8:57 AM concerning plant:
    The cultivar originated from a seedling selection made in the Netherlands, which accounts for the cultivar name being 'Satellit', rather than the expected 'Satellite', the nursery name under which it is sold in the USA.

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