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Lacebark Pine

Pinus bungeana

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Lacebark Pine (Pinus bungeana) at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Pinus bungeana bark

Pinus bungeana bark

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Lacebark Pine (Pinus bungeana) at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Pinus bungeana

Pinus bungeana

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  40 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Description:

A most beautiful evergreen tree which develops very showy white-mottled bark with age, however, lower branches must be removed for maximum effect; habit is upright but opens up with age, becoming a character tree, adaptable to various growing conditions

Ornamental Features

Lacebark Pine has green foliage. The needles remain green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The peeling white bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Lacebark Pine is a multi-stemmed evergreen tree with a shapely oval form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Lacebark Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Lacebark Pine will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade 
Applications
Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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