Swiss stone pine (Pinus cembra)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Swiss stone pine
Swiss stone pine Swiss stone pine
Swiss stone pine (Pinus cembra)

Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3b
Mature Height Mature Height
30 to 40 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
15 to 25 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
narrow, dense, upright, oval form; 30-40’ tall; 15-25’ wide but below cultivars are smaller; slow grower; soft, densely arranged, dark blue-green needles; full sun; prefers a loamy, slightly acidic to neutral soil; intolerant to poorly drained, compacted, heavy clay soil; prefers moist, well-drained soil; intolerant to drought and road salt; native to Europe and Asia; hardy to zone 3b

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Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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