Pinus wallichiana (syn. P. griffithii) Pinaceae
Himalayan Pine, Bhutan Pine PI-nus wal-lik-ee-A-na
- Conifer, evergreen tree, 30-50 ft (9-15 m), loosely pyramidal when young, needles more or less droopy. Bark gray-green and smooth at first, even on branches several years-old, then turning dark-gray and fissured in scales. Five needles per bundle, erect on young shoots spreading and pendulous on older shoots, 13-20 cm long, sharp pointed, gray-green. Cones solitary, subterminal,15-25 cm long, on a long stalk (2.5-5 cm), very resinous.
- Sun. Best on acid loam, well-drained soil. Severe winter
winds may cause needle browning.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Native to the temperate Himalayan areas and Afghanistan and Nepal.
- wallichiana : after Nathaniel Wallich (1786-1854), Danish surgeon and botanist, superintendent of the Calcutta Botanical Garden.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: east of Benton Hall.