Pinus x schwerinii 'WIETHORST'

Pinus x schwerinii
Pinus x schwerinii 'WIETHORST'
dwarf Schwerin's pine
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 1-2.5m
USUAL WIDTH 1-1.5m
LEAVES evergreen conifer
COLOUR OF LEAVES +multicoloured:silvery-blue a blue-green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Conifers
Schwerin’s pine is an interspecies cross between Himalayan pine and Weymouth pine. It was found by the earl Schwerin in his park in Wilmersdorf (near Berlin) in 1905 and has become a collectors’ item ever since.

Wiethorst is a witch’s broom of Schwerin’s pine, found and named by Johann Wieting in Gieelhorst, Germany. It is dwarf, slow growing version of this pine with symmetrical, pyramidal shape and dense habit. It has beautiful, 10-12 cm long, silvery blue-green, and always pendent needles. In summer numerous light green, slim cones are produced even on young plants. Pruning is not required to achieve a compact shape.

All pines love sunny sites and dislike wet ground. Though, this pine benefits from constant moisture and makes extra beautiful plants when it does not suffer from drought. Its root system can get used to sites near ponds and water streams and will benefit from extra humidity brought by presence of water features. It can live on either fertile of poor soil. Hardy to about -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 11-02-2013
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  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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