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Pinus cembra 'Algonquin Pillar'
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Plant Type: Conifer Shrubs, Dwarf Conifers

This narrow, upright selection of Swiss Stone Pine has long, two-toned needles that twist and weave together to form lustrous branches.  It is extremely hard and needs little pruning to maintain a large, but slender stature.  As yet underused, it makes a vastly superior alternative for Pinus flexilis ‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’, especially in suburban landscapes.  With slower growth, it fits in may positions and stays in scale.  Tress retain foliage to the base, unlike pines that lose needles on shaded lower branches.  Upright narrow growth habit.  Hardy to zone 3.  Grows large.  Color is bluish green.

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Flower Color

Foliage Color

Bluish green

Plant Spread

2.5' in ten years

Good Companions

use in perennial gardens or among other dwarf conifers

Plant Height

8' in ten years

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part to full sun

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