Pinus cembra L.

Arolla Pine, Swiss Stone Pine

Cultivar Jermyns

Cultivar Jermyns


Family: Pinaceae

Genus: Pinus

Category: Tree - Evergreen

Zones: 4 to 7

Size: 30 to 40' tall and half as wide

Growth Rate: Slow

Exposure: Sun


Dense columnar habit. Leaves in 5s, 2 to 3" long, dark green with bluish white innersides. Cones green-blue, 3" long, never opening.

P. Cembra is one of the handsomest trees of the whole genus, but of the slowest growth, as may be seen from those at Mill Hill, the two largest of which are seventy years of age, and the smallest about fifty... (Desc. Pinus)


'Jermyns' - dwarf conical habit, raised at the Hillier nurseries, slow growing


Native to the mountains of central Europe and southern Asia. Cultivated since 1746.

Published in Sp. Pl. 1000 in 1753. Also published in Desc. Pinus 1: t.23-4 p.34 #17 in 1803 (and in ed.3 #27 in 1832).


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