Overview of different types of pine tree

Overview of different types of pine tree

General information about the jaw

The pine is the most common conifer in Germany. As large as the area covered by this plant, the species diversity of the tree is just as multifaceted. It is estimated that around 115 different types of pine grow in the northern hemisphere. Pine trees can be found in even the most extraordinary places. The pioneer tree has even adapted to stony mountains with strong gusts of wind. Discover even more interesting properties of the different pine species below.

also read

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  • Interesting facts about pine seeds
  • The difference between a spruce and a pine

The main pine species

The Weymoth Pine

  • Height: 20-40 meters
  • Needles: 4-16 cm long, flexible
  • Origin: North America
  • Local use: ornamental and forest tree

The black pine

  • Needles: dark green, in two bundles, 8-11 cm long
  • Cones: round or ovoid, protruding horizontally, 6-8 cm long
  • Height: 10-20 meters
  • Bark: dark gray

The Scots Pine

  • Needles: in two bundles, 3-7 cm long, young needles are blue-green
  • Bark: in older trees grayish below, reddish above
  • Cones: stalked, ovate, 3-6 cm long
  • Height: 15-30 meters

The spirit

  • Height: 3-10 meters
  • Needles: in two bundles
  • Cones: asymmetrical, angled, with an oblique stem
  • belongs to the endangered pine species
  • Occurrence: on shallow, calcareous soils

The mountain pine

  • Needles. in two bundles, dark green
  • Bark: grayish, black-brown
  • Cones: erect, short stalked
  • Height: 1-2 meters
  • mostly shrub shape
  • Occurrence: dry, rocky landscapes

The stone pine

  • Needles: 5-8cm long, stiff shape, in five bundles
  • Cones: when immature, bluish or purple, ovoid, upright
  • Height: 10-35 meters
  • valuable wood
  • Use: forest tree
  • Growth rate: slow

Pine trees for the art of bonsai

Pine trees naturally rise meters high into the sky. In your garden they also look very good as bonsai trees. Especially

  • the Japanese white pine
  • or the dwarf pine

are suitable for this type of posture.