Pinus bungeana Pinaceae
Lacebark Pine, Whitebark Pine, Baipi Song PI-nus bung-gee-AH-na
- Conifer, evergreen tree, slow growing, 30-50 ft (9-15 m) tall, 20-35 ft (6-11 m) wide, rounded form, often low branched and multistemmed. Bark very showy, exfoliate in thin patches (white, gray, green, brown); bark color begins when the trunk reaches about 10 cm diameter. Leaves (needles) 3 per bundle, 5-10 cm long, 2 mm wide, stiff, sharp pointed, sparsely distributed on twigs, medium to dark green. Cones, yellowing brown, 5-6 cm long, 4-5 cm thick.
- Sun, well-drained soil, drought tolerant when established.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 Native to central and northern China.
- bungeana: after Alexander von Bunge (1803-90), who collected the type specimen of Lacebark Pine (Coombes, 1985).