Bosnian Pine

Pinus heldreichii var. leucodermis 

In youth this pine is slower growing with a dense, upright habit. With age it takes on a more open and layered habit yet keeps that pyramidal form. Some attractive details of this tree include upright bundles of dark green needles, bluish-purple young cones, and grayish-white young stems.   

Power Line Approved: No

Min. street tree planting width: 12 feet

Mature Height: 60 feet

Mature Spread: 20 feet

Tree Shape: Pyramidal 

Where to Plant:
In your yard. Plant a grouping for screening.

Dark green needles in bundles of two. Appear stiff and tufted at the ends of branches.

Cones are bluish purple when young and change to brown at maturity.

Preferred Site Conditions:
Full sun. Adaptable to many soil conditions with good drainage. Drought tolerant once established.

Potential Problems:
No serious insect or disease problems. 

Minimum Planting Distances:

  • 15 feet from house or building
  • 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
  • 5 feet from underground utility lines
  • 10 feet from power poles
  • 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
  • 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
  • 30 feet from street intersections

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