Illinois' Best


A pine with unusual bark

The lacebark pine is a dense, pyramidal evergreen tree reaching a mature height of 30' to 40'. With age, it loses its older needles and may develop multiple trunks, becoming more open and picturesque. This slow-growing tree is a five-needled pine with lustrous dark-green foliage. It produces 2"- to 3"-long brown cones on the ends of its branches and also has very attractive bark that exfoliates to reveal green, white and brown areas. This plant deserves greater attention in the horticulture field. Use it as a specimen plant. 

Pinus bungeana
Lacebark pine
Family: Pine (Pinaceae)
Type: Evergreen

Mature Size:
25-50 feet

Shape:
pyramidal
Exposure:
sun
  Soil Moisture:
moderate
  Zones:
5-7
Winter Interest
bark
leaf retention (evergreen)
  Landscape Use:
specimen plant
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