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Silver Whispers Swiss Stone Pine*

Pinus cembra 'Silver Whispers'

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Silver Whispers Swiss Stone Pine (Pinus cembra 'Silver Whispers') at Wasco Nursery

Silver Whispers Swiss Stone Pine

Silver Whispers Swiss Stone Pine

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Silver Whispers Swiss Stone Pine (Pinus cembra 'Silver Whispers') at Wasco Nursery

Silver Whispers Swiss Stone Pine foliage

Silver Whispers Swiss Stone Pine foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  12 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Arolla Pine

Description:

A near perfect hardy evergreen for spatially challenged landscapes; exceptional form is densely packed with white striped dark green needles that produce a silvery effect; further accented with long violet blue cones

Ornamental Features

Silver Whispers Swiss Stone Pine has attractive dark green foliage with white stripes. The needles are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. The plum purple fruits are held in cones in mid spring. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Silver Whispers Swiss Stone Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Silver Whispers Swiss Stone Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Silver Whispers Swiss Stone Pine will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Articulation  Massing  Garden 
Applications
Fruit  Foliage Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features