Swiss Stone Pine

Pinus cembra Pinaceae

Other names

Russian Cedar

Growth habit


Native distribution

Mountains of Central Europe and Southern Asia


Beech Collection, Hillside Garden, Mullestein Winter Garden

Source of plant

Edgewood Nursery, Layne Ziegenfuss, White Nurseries, Weston Nurseries


Narrow, densely columnar, extremely upright pyramid in youth, becoming open and flat-topped with spreading, drooping branches when mature. Needles in 5's, held 4 to 5 years; very slow-growing, reaching 25' after 25-30 years.

USDA Hardiness Zone


Special characteristics

winter interest