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Pinus Schwerinii Wiethorst

Dwarf hybrid of Eastern White pine (P. strobus) and Himalayan pine (P. Wallichiana). It is a small, upright-growing tree with fluffy light-green needles displaying silvery undersides. This shrub/tree will produce abundant seed cones at a young age. Expected annual growth is 6 to 8 inches (15 – 20 cm), producing a 6 foot (2 m) tall tree after 10 years. Cultivar originated as a witch’s broom found by Johann Wieting of Giesselhorst Germany. The cultivar name is actually a combination of the names Wieting and Giesselhorst.