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Pinus heldreichii 'Malink' (Bosnian Pine)

Bosnian Pine 'Malink', Heldreich's Pine 'Malink', Balkan Pine 'Malink', Pinus leucodermis 'Malink'


Pinus heldreichii 'Malink' (Bosnian Pine) is a densely branched evergreen conifer of conical habit adorned with a lush foliage of lustrous, stiff, upright, rich green needles. Egg-shaped cones appear at an early age, in groups of 2 or 3, blue at first then turning purplish-brown. Slow-growing, 6-10 in. per year (15-25 cm), handsome, compact and resistant to harsh conditions, it is a lovely choice for the sunny garden.

  • 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, Trees
Plant Family Pinus - Pines
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 12' (120cm – 3.6m)
Spread 3' – 8' (90cm – 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 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, Trees
Plant Family Pinus - Pines
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 12' (120cm – 3.6m)
Spread 3' – 8' (90cm – 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 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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