Himalayan Pine (Pinus wallichiana)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 40 to 50 feet in landscapes, to 90 to 150 feet.
Plant Spread: 30 to 50 feet, to 60 to 100 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Needled
Fruit: Other: female woody cones 6 to 10 inches long
Uses: Erosion control
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Scarify seeds: Pine seed.
Sow in situ
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
credit: Wendy Cutler

Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Feb 23, 2019 3:32 PM

I've only seen one specimen of this species of the temperate Himalayan Region and that was in the Pine Collection on the east side of Morton Arboretum in northeast Illinois. It looks like an Eastern White Pine with longer needles, slightly larger cones, and a wider habit. Its soft needles are about 5 to 8 inches long in bundles of 5. Its cylindrical cones are about 6 to 10 inches long by 2 inches wide and are very resinous. In landscapes it needs a good quality, moist, well-drained soil that is at least a little bit acid, below pH 7.0, and it is best to locate out of strong winds. It is a very beautiful, graceful conifer.

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