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Pinus bungeana tree

Pinus bungeana | Lacebark Pine

STRENGTHS
Evergreen. This pine has a place in almost every garden, striking showy bark provides winter interest. Excellent on corners of large buildings or can be used in containers for accent. Grows in red clay.

CARE
This tree can tolerate poor soil conditions but should be planted sufficiently deep. Can be sensitive to over-fertilizing. Should only be moved balled and burlapped as very young tree. No major pests.

NOTES
Many handsome examples appear in US National Arboretum
RELATED VARIETIES | CULTIVARS | EXTRA INFO
‘Compacta’ more compact uniform growth. Grows at half the rate of normal species. Has wonderful exfoliating bark.

ZONES HARDINESS | SUN OR SHADE ….. 4 – 8 | full sun
GROWTH RATE ….. Slow, patience is necessary, 1” per year
HEIGHT / WIDTH ….. 30’ to 50’ / 20’ to 35’

Pinus bungeana barkPLANT SHAPE & BRANCHING ….. Pyramidal to rounded, becoming open and broad with age
LEAF FORM & SHAPE ….. 3 needles remaining 3-4 years, 2”- 4”, white stomatic lines on both sides. Needles sharp stiff and rigid.
LEAF ARRANGEMENT ….. 3 needles, curving
LEAF COLOR ….. Evergreen | medium to dark green

FEATURES, BUDS, FLOWERS, FRUIT
STEM | grayish
BARK | exfoliating in patches like Plane Tree, green white and brown inside
CONES | terminal or lateral, ovoid 2” – 3” x 2”, light yellowish brown with triangular spine

NATIVE HABITAT
Soil prefers well-drained, may be tolerant of limestone
Native China
Pinus bungeana needles
NC State Plant Fact Sheet

MO Botanical Garden | Pinus bungeana

Wikipedia | Lacebark Pine