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Pinus heldreichii 'Compact Gem' (Bosnian Pine)

Bosnian Pine 'Compact Gem', Heldreich's Pine 'Compact Gem', Balkan Pine 'Compact Gem', Pinus leucodermis 'Compact Gem'


Popular since its introduction in 1964, Pinus heldreichii 'Compact Gem' (Bosnian Pine) is a compact evergreen conifer of dense, rounded to conical habit, adorned with a lush foliage of long, lustrous, deep green needles. Slow-growing, 6-10 in. per year (15-25 cm), this Bosnian Pine enjoys excellent disease and pest resistance and is a very pretty addition to the sunny garden, even the smallest of gardens as it grows slowly and does not exceed 12 ft. (360 cm) when fully mature.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 12 ft. tall (360 cm) and 8 ft. wide (240 cm) at maturity.
  • Performs best in full sun in moist, well-drained soils. Tolerant of a wide range of soils, including both sandy and clay soils. Usually dislikes heat and humidity.
  • Perfect for coastal gardens, rock gardens, small gardens, or containers.
  • Watch for aphids, adelgids, sawflies and pine shoot moth. Easy to grow, easy to care for and rarely browsed by deer.
  • No pruning required.
  • Native to the Balkans, Italy and Greece.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Pinus - Pines
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Conifers, Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Pinus - Pines
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10' – 12' (3m – 3.6m)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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