Pinus pumila (Pall.) Regel

Dwarf Siberian Pine

A medium-sized shrub. Buds about 5 mm long, pointed, ovoid to cylindrical, resinous, scales flattened down. Leaves in 5's, 4-7 cm long. Cones ovoid, permanently closed, 3-5 cm long with the tips of some scales dark and bent back.

Grows naturally at high elevation on exposed or snowy sites. Grown as a small ornamental garden pine for cooler sites.

NE Asia.

Shrub; short leaves in dense clusters. Similar to P. cembra but shrubby with shorter, twisted leaves and smaller cones, and to P. parviflora, but shrubby and with smaller cones.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Pinaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Pinus pumila 'Nana'

Slow growing, open, low shrubs. Origin unknown, probably nineteenth century.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Pinopsida
order     Pinales
family      Pinaceae
genus       Pinus L.