This is a slow growing pine with silver-blue foliage and a compact, narrowly pyramidal form. In spring, the new green candles are accented with a heavy production of creamy-peach color male pollen cones. Our tree, which was out Christmas tree for 2018, is of a rather open form, clearly having been fed a lot of fertilizer one year resulting in the big stretch in its middle. Growth rate is estimated to be 3″ to 6″ per year. It will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground.
Pronunciation: PY-nus par-VEE-flor-uh
Species Meaning: Small flowers
It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P18009
Found in Conifer Forest,
At the top of the hill along the portal fence.
We acquired this plant from Farmington Gardens.