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Mint Truffle Bosnian Pine*

Pinus leucodermis 'Mint Truffle'

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Mint Truffle Bosnian Pine (Pinus leucodermis 'Mint Truffle') at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Pinus leucodermis 'Mint Truffle'

Pinus leucodermis 'Mint Truffle'

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Mint Truffle Bosnian Pine (Pinus leucodermis 'Mint Truffle') at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Pinus leucodermis 'Mint Truffle' foliage

Pinus leucodermis 'Mint Truffle' foliage

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Height: 10 feet

Spread: 10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 5b

Other Names: Serbian Pine


A stunning fine textured evergreen with long thin mint-green needles that emerge white; shape is broad and rounded with finely textured needles covering every shoot completely; highly tolerant and disease resistant, it makes a beautiful year round display

Ornamental Features:

Mint Truffle Bosnian Pine has attractive light green foliage which emerges white in spring. The needles are ornamentally significant but remain light green through the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The rough brown bark and silver branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes:

Mint Truffle Bosnian Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. 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.

Mint Truffle Bosnian Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Plant Characteristics:

Mint Truffle Bosnian Pine will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub 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 considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

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