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Pinus parviflora 'Glauca'

Pinus parviflora 'Glauca' Pinus parviflora 'Glauca' Pinus parviflora 'Glauca'

Photo Locations: Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage. Has a large number of diseases and pests.

Family: Pinaceae

Tree Characteristics

Conical Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 35 - 50 feet.

Width: 35 - 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Leaves Needle, Green or Silver, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Persistent, Red or Brown Cone, Large to Very Large (1.50 to 3.00 or more inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Gray, Rough.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Armillaria.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen or Screen.


Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pinus parviflora 'Glauca' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Feb 23, 2019.
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