SWISS STONE PINE Pinus cembra
Hardiness / Exposure: Zone 2 / Full sun
Height: 30 ft-40 ft
Spread: 15 ft
Foliage Colour: Blue Green
Growth Habit: Narrow, pyramidal
Landscape Uses: Shade or feature tree
Points of Interest: Swiss Stone Pine is a low maintenance evergreen that is resistant to winter burn. It is slow growing but when mature it will yield cones that contain edible pine nuts.
-Dig a hole 2-3 times the root ball width and same depth as root ball.
-Carefully remove plastic pot and cut through any circling roots.
-Position the root ball in the center of the hole and ensure the tree is standing straight. If necessary, tip the root ball to adjust the tree.
-Partially backfill the hole with loamy soil, tamp the soil with your heel to remove air pockets, water to settle the soil and finish backfilling around the root ball with good soil. Avoid using heavy clay-based soil.
-Remove tags and labels.
-Water soil well at planting and continue to water throughout the summer. Do not not let the tree go dry.
-Applying mulch will help help retain moisture and reduce weeds.