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Pinus cembra - Arolla Pine

Commonly known as the Arolla pine, Pinus cembra is an evergreen tree growing to a maximum height of approximately 15 metres. It has a straight narrow form which broadens with maturity. It is slow growing, living to more than 500 years old. Dark green needles are stiff in bundles of 5. In springtime, inconspicuous fragrant flowers are produced and are followed by upright cones, however, fruit is only produced after around 70 years. Best grown in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. It is a great tree for urban areas as it is resistant to pollution and wind.

Plant Profile

Name: Pinus cembra

Common Name: Arolla Pine

Family: Pinaceae

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