Pinus wallichiana

  • Other common names: Bhutan pine
    blue pine
  • Family: Pinaceae
  • Genus: Pinus can be shrubs or large, evergreen trees, some species with attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of 2, 3 or 5; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years
  • Details: P. wallichiana is a large broad-crowned evergreen tree retaining its spreading lower branches when grown in an open position. Long, slender, drooping blue-grey needles and banana-shaped cones up to 25cm long
  • Plant range: Himalaya


How to grow

Cultivation Grow in well-drained soil in full sun in a position sheltered from strong winds. See Trees: buying and planting specimens

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in late winter. Retain in pots for two years

Suggested planting locations and garden types Coastal Architectural

How to care

Pruning No pruning generally required. Remove competing leaders if necessary

Pests Pine adelgid and aphids may occur

Diseases May be affected by honey fungus, various needle cast diseases and tree rusts