Botanical Name:Pinus bungeana
Common Name:Lacebark pine
Family Name:Pinaceae – pine family
General Description:Pinus bungeana is a slow growing pine known for its outstanding bark. The bark is a beautiful mixture of green, cream, and cinnamon colors reminiscent of sycamore (planetree) bark. Specimens can be found in arboreta and specialty gardens in the Chicago area but it is not commonly used as a landscape plant. Our heavy, wet soils limit broad use of this plant but should not deter one from planting it in their own garden as its beauty is beyond compare.
Resources Consulted:Dirr, Michael A. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses. Champaign: Stipes, 2009. Print.
Creator:Julia Fitzpatrick-Cooper, Professor, College of DuPage
Keywords/Tags:Pinaceae, tree, conifer, cone, needle, evergreen, Pinus bungeana, lacebark pine