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Pinus bungeana (Lacebark Pine)

Lacebark Pine, Chinese Lacebark Pine


Noted for its very distinctive mottled bark, Pinus bungeana (Lacebark Pine) is a slow-growing evergreen conifer of pyramidal habit when young, often multi-stemmed, becoming flat-topped and rounded over time. Incredibly beautiful, its smooth gray-green bark flakes away to reveal a rich patchwork of creamy-white, red, purple, brown and green. It eventually becomes silvery white at maturity. The lush foliage of lustrous, rich green, stiff, sharp-pointed needles, 2-4 in. long (5-10 cm), is borne in bundles of three and persists for 2-4 years on the tree. The oval, yellow-brown, spiny seed-bearing cones appear terminally or laterally on the stems at the end of very short stalks. Picturesque, Lacebark Pine is a specimen accent plant of great beauty. Place it where it can be admired throughout the year.

  • Grows up to 30-50 ft. tall (9-15 m) and 20-35 ft. wide (6-10 m).
  • Performs best in full sun in medium moisture, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established. 
  • Watch for aphids, adelgids, sawflies and pine shoot moth. Deer resistant.
  • No pruning required. Branches on this pine can be brittle and more prone to storm damage.
  • Propagate by seed.
  • Native to central and northern China.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Pinus - Pines
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 30' – 50' (9m – 15m)
Spread 20' – 35' (6m – 10.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Conifers, Trees
Plant Family Pinus - Pines
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 30' – 50' (9m – 15m)
Spread 20' – 35' (6m – 10.5m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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