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Dwarf Blue Swiss Stone Pine

Pinus cembra 'Glauca Nana'

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Dwarf Blue Swiss Stone Pine (Pinus cembra 'Glauca Nana') at Gertens

Dwarf Blue Swiss Stone Pine foliage

Dwarf Blue Swiss Stone Pine foliage

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Height:  12 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Arolla Pine

Description:

This lush and full evergreen is conical, slow growing, and densely branched to the ground; smooth dark grey bark becomes fissured with age; needles are bluish white on the inner sides which adds a colorful character

Ornamental Features

Dwarf Blue Swiss Stone Pine has attractive silvery blue foliage with green undersides. The needles are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Dwarf Blue Swiss Stone Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dwarf Blue Swiss Stone Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Dwarf Blue Swiss Stone Pine will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Gertens Catalog Sizes and Pricing

#10/3'B&B - $159.99
#15/4'B&B-$179.99

* Sizes and availability are subject to change. Please check with the store for specific details.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Foliage Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features