Botanical Name:Pinus cembra
Common Name:Swiss stone pine
Family Name:Pinaceae – pine family
General Description:Pinus cembra is a handsome evergreen tree well suited for the home landscape due to its slow growth and dense narrow habit. It is native to high subalpine elevations in Europe and southern Asia but adaptable to conditions in the Chicago area. Rich Eyre of Rich’s Foxwillow Pine Nursery, Inc. suggests that, while most pines require full sun, Swiss stone pine will thrive in 3- 4 hours of sun and still maintain its beauty. This is an overlooked evergreen that should be utilized more in the landscape.
Resources Consulted:Dirr, Michael A. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses. Champaign: Stipes, 2009. Print.
"The PLANTS Database." USDA, NRCS. National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA, 2014. Web. 17 Mar. 2014.
Creator:Julia Fitzpatrick-Cooper, Professor, College of DuPage
Keywords/Tags:Pinaceae, tree, conifer, cone, needle, evergreen, Pinus cembra, Swiss stone pine