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Pinus wallichiana


Bhutan Pine

Large spreading conifer

A very elegant, tall growing conifer for the back of a large border or to plant as a specimen in a lawn. The graceful branches hold long soft, blue grey needle-like leaves which hang veil-like - you will want to stroke them each time you walk past.


Happiest planted in an open position in full sun and given plenty of room to show off its graceful shape. One of the best large conifers for a seaside garden.


Plant in any good soil that is not too wet in winter. Add goodness to the soil by digging in planting compost. Water occasionally in dry spells to keep this plant looking its best.

A native of Himalaya, Karakoram and Hindu Kush mountains in Asia. It was introduced to England in 1823.

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
Flowering March - April
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 1200 cm - 1500 cm
Plant width 800 cm - 850 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 270 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Medium
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 Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From January to December