Pinus heldreichii var. Leucodermis
This beautiful, moderate to slow growing tree typically grows to 25-30 feet tall and 7-10 feet wide. It has densely branched pyramid shaped form of short, glossy, green needles. When young this tree has purple-blue cones (2-3″ long) and mature to brown. At maturity its bark is ash gray. This variety of Bosnian Pine does well in Colorado’s front range, and rarely has problems. It does great in landscaping and can be used as a visibility screen or windbreak if planted in a row of others Bosnian Pines.
Note: This tree is very similar to the ‘Emerald Arrow’ Bosnian Pine (also recommended by ArborAdvisor). The only differences are that this variety has pine cones and this tree is a tiny bit larger in both height and width than the ‘Emerald Arrow’.
Hardy to -30°F
Maximum Elevation: 7,000 ft.