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Pinus heldreichii Compact Gem


Bosnian Pine

Classical looking slow growing conifer

This slow growing pine tree eventually makes a fresh green pyramid, giving year round interest. The needle-like leaves have a refreshing scent when crushed and this lovely conifer will make a great contrast to flowering plants.


Give this one room at the back of a sunny border in well drained soil where it will be happy for many years with very little attention. Loves to be by the sea as well.


Add goodness to the soil by digging in planting compost. Water occasionally in dry spells to keep this plant looking its best.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Conifer
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available January - December
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 170 cm - 200 cm
Plant width 170 cm - 200 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 25 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Rock garden, Flower border and beds, Coastal or drought resistant, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From January to December