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PlantFiles: Bosnian Pine
Pinus heldreichii 'Compact Gem'

Family: Pinaceae (py-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pinus (PY-nus) (Info)
Species: heldreichii (hel-DRIK-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Compact Gem

Synonym:Pinus heldreichii var. leucodermis
Synonym:Pinus nigra var. leucodermis
Synonym:Pinus leucodermis

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USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

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Propagation Methods:
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral conifers On Mar 17, 2006, conifers from Rock Island, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

A Dwarf selection of Bosnian Pine growing 3"-6" per year depending on citing, climate, and propagation method. This selection has very dark green needles.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Rock Island, Illinois
Louisville, Kentucky
Kalispell, Montana
Roslyn, Washington
Spokane, Washington

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