PlantsPinus→Bosnian Pine (Pinus heldreichii)

Botanical names:
Pinus heldreichii Accepted
Pinus leucodermis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 40 to 60 feet, to 90 feet in its native habitat
Plant Spread: 20 to 40 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Needled
Fruit: Showy
Other: 2 to 3.5 inch cones are purplish-blue, maturing to brown
Fruiting Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Shade Tree
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Pollution
Salt tolerant
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Bosnian Pine (Pinus heldreichii) 002

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Location: In an Oklahoma City gardenDate: June, 2004Bosnian Pine (Pinus heldreichii) 002
By jathton
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Location: Banderitsa Valley, Pirin Mountains, BulgariaPhoto courtesy of: Sciadopitys
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Location: In an Oklahoma City gardenDate: July, 2005Bosnian Pine (Pinus heldreichii) 001
By jathton
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Comments:
Posted by jathton (Oklahoma City, OK - Zone 7a) on Nov 24, 2019 3:57 PM

Bosnian Pine has several attributes that make it an attractive garden plant. When young it assumes a good looking conical form. Because it holds its needles for several years its foliage is dense and full. Some think its needles have the best green color of any conifer.
It is tolerant of a variety of soils as long as they are well-draining. It is tolerant of limestone soils. It has proven to be fairly insect and disease free. Hardy in zones 3-8. If grown at the southern end of its hardiness range it might be wise to protect it from drying summer winds.
This pine was named in honor of German botanist Theodor H. H. von Heldreich (1822-1902) who discovered some 700 Greek species new to science.

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