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Pinus pumila 'Glauca'
  • RHS AGM

glaucous dwarf Siberian pine

'Glauca' is a bushy, spreading evergreen conifer making a slow-growing medium-sized shrub with blue-grey needles in bundles of five. Cones purple when young, 5cm in length

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Blue Grey Silver
Summer Blue Grey Silver Purple
Autumn Blue Grey Silver Brown
Winter Blue Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Pinaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Pinus can be shrubs or large, evergreen trees, some species with attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of 2, 3 or 5; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained soil

Propagation

Propagate by grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Rock garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by adelgids, aphids, Pine sawfly and pine shoot moth

Diseases

May be subject to pine needle cast

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