Pinus pumila ‘Glauca’ – Dwarf Siberian Pine
Habit: Prostrate, extended small shrub, 1-1.5 (3) m tall and wide; initially dense cushions, gradually growing upwards and becoming loose-domed; very slow-growing.
Flowers: Male flowers deep red at the base of May shoots.
Fruits: Small cones, up to 4.5 cm long, often in clusters, initially violet, later dark brown; early cones.
Leaves: Needles in fives, very densely packed, powerful blue, more yellow-grey in winter.
Demands: Sun, sensitive to heat, frost hardy; for cool, humid areas; good for urban areas, wind resistant.
Soil: Moderately dry to fresh; sensitive to dampness, grows on all well drained substrates, no growth on heavy soil.
Note: This selection looks like the dwarf variety of the European Arolla Pine – Pinus cembra.
Hardiness: Zone 4