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Top 5!!! The clusters of long, bluish-green needles on this outstanding broad, pyramidal pine are so delicate even the slightest wind moves them. A witches broom found in Germany on Pinus x schwerinii (a cross between P. strobus and P. wallichiana), the spectacular cultivar produces an abundance of oversized sappy cones. Plants can be pruned to stay beautifully tight and soft; left unpruned, plants become unique informal uprights with pillowy branches. Both forms will impress admiring gardeners. Found and named by Mr. Wieting who lives in Gieelhorst, Germany; Pinus x schwerinii was found in the German town Schwerin.

Pinus schwerinii ‘Wiethorst (x. schwerinii)’
Common Name: Wiethorst Hybrid Pine
Minimum Hardiness 4
Growth Rate 3-6″ ; HxW@10yrs: 5′x3′


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