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
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
Salt tolerant
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Common names
  • Bosnian Pine
  • Heldreich's Pine
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Pinus heldreichii
  • Synonym: Pinus leucodermis

Photo Gallery
Location: In an Oklahoma City garden
Date: June, 2004
Bosnian Pine (Pinus heldreichii) 002
Location: February 2023 | Meadowlark Botanical Garden (VA)
Date: 2023-02-20
Location: In an Oklahoma City garden
Date: July, 2005
Bosnian Pine (Pinus heldreichii) 001
Location: Banderitsa Valley, Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria
Photo courtesy of: Sciadopitys
Location: Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Fairfax, Virginia (May 2022)
Date: 2022-05-01

Date: 2013-03-18

Date: 2013-03-18

Date: 2013-03-18
  • Posted by jathton (Oklahoma City, OK - Zone 7a) on Nov 24, 2019 3:57 PM concerning plant:
    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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