|Balkan Pine – Pinus peuce|
Family Pinaceae: Pine, Cedar, Spruce, Fir
The Balkan pine is a slow-growing tree native to SE Europe: Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and Yugoslavia.
Common names: Balkan pine, Macedonian pine, pin de MacÃ©doine (French), pin des Balkans, rumelische Kiefer
Balkan Pine grows in a relatively compact pyramidal form, and its outstanding long needle and huge cones add winter interest, making for a good screen, ornamental, or specimen planting in all types of landscapes. Sometimes used in Bonsai.
Leaf: 3 to 4" straight, stiff, dark green needles in bundles of 5; dark green on top and grayish green on underside. 3 to 6" cylindrical cones; single or cluster of 3 to 4.
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