Arolla pine Pinus cembra

Arolla pine


P. cembra is a bushy tree to 20m tall, usually narrow in habit, with dark grey-green needles borne in fives, and ovoid cones 6cm long, blue-green when young, later pale brown, and contained large, edible seeds

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Arolla pine Russian cedar Siberian cedar Siberian cedar pine Swiss stone pine see more

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      Higher than 12 metres

    • Spread

      4-8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Keep pruning to a minimum but if dual leaders form on young trees, remove one to produce a single-stemmed tree. Trees may be resinous, any pruning should be carried out from late summer to midwinter

  • bambooSoil

    Sand, SoilLoam

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame in spring. Semi-ripe cuttings from vigorous young growth in summer or early to mid autumn

  • insectPests

    Prone to adelgids, aphids, sawfly larvae and pine shoot moth

  • microbeDiseases

    Susceptible to needle blight and cast diseases and needle rust diseases, honey fungus and bracket fungi