Pinus heldreichii var. leucodermis (Bosnian Pine)
Pinus heldreichii var. leucodermis (Bosnian Pine) is endemic to southern Europe's higher elevations and can be found in all nations bordering the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas. It's a two-needled pine that looks a lot like the strident Austrian pine, but it grows slower, has stiff, sharp-pointed needles that are just 2-3 inches long, and has a more compact, symmetrical shape. The tree's needles last for six years. Trees keep a tight pyramidal shape, especially when young, with a spread less than half their height. When mature, the 4-5-inch long cones are yellow-brown, but when initially produced in the spring, they are purplish-blue.
Botanical Name : Pinus heldreichii var. leucodermis
Common Name : Bosnian Pine
Height : 60 ft
Spread : 25-30ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 45-60 days cold moist stratification.
Hardiness zone : 5-8
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 1188