Pinus cembra (Swiss Stone Pine) is a beautiful European pine with a moderate growth rate. Leaves are delicate, with green to blue needles that are 2-5” long and come in five-packs. White stomatic lines can also be seen on the needles. Cones are small and oblong, with a greenish purple color while young and a brown color as they mature. The leaves of the Swiss Stone Pine are a dark green color. Throughout the winter, the needles stay dark green.
Botanical Name : Pinus cembra
Common Name : Swiss Stone Pine
Height : 30-40 ft
Spread : 15-20 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 60 days warm moist stratification followed by 120 days cold moist stratification
Hardiness zone : 2-7
Other info : Some growers will mechanically scarify the seed coat prior to warm stratification. Seed has hard seed coat.
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 100