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Pinus cembra 'Landis'

Landis Swiss Stone Pine

Height: 15 feet

Spread: 10 feet

Grows to 1.5 m high and 75 cm wide in 10 years.

Sunlight:   full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 3a

Other Names: Arolla Pine

Description:

This striking variety is slow growing to develop a broad pyramidal form; stunning sea-green needles add interest to an already beautiful plant; hardy and compact, it is a perfect choice as a small accent tree in smaller landscapes

Landis Swiss Stone Pine has attractive bluish-green foliage. The needles are ornamentally significant but remain bluish-green through the winter. 

Landis Swiss Stone Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. 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.

Landis Swiss Stone Pine will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 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 considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. 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.




Pinus cembra Landis    Zone 3 

Swiss Stone Pine. Dwarf pyramidal tree. Dense branching with soft, blue-green needles. Perfect for larger rock gardens. Grows to 1.5 m high and 75 cm wide in 10 years.