Pinus cembra ‘Chalet’
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some light shade. Tolerates a wide range of soils, but prefers sandy loams.
Pinus cembra, commonly called Swiss stone pine or arolla pine, is native to mountain areas in central Europe from the Alps to the Carpathians. It is a slow-growing, medium-sized pine with a narrow pyramidal shape in its youth, gradually becoming rounded and more open as it matures. It typically grows 30-40â tall in cultivation, but will grow to 100â tall in the wild in its native habitat. Soft, dark green to blue green needles (2-5â long) with white stomatic lines appear in bundles of five. Short-stalked, oblong cones (to 2.5â long) are greenish purple when young, maturing to purplish-brown. Cones never open. Cone seeds are edible
‘Chalet’ is a dense, narrow conical form that typically grows to 5-8′ tall and to 2-4′ wide over the first 10 years, eventually maturing over time to 10-15′ tall. Soft, blue-green needles are attractive year around.
Height : 10-15 ft Spread 2-4 ft