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Zebrina Himalayan Pine

Pinus wallichiana 'Zebrina'

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Zebrina Himalayan Pine (Pinus wallichiana 'Zebrina') at Chalet Nursery

Zebrina Himalayan Pine foliage

Zebrina Himalayan Pine foliage

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Zebrina Himalayan Pine (Pinus wallichiana 'Zebrina') at Chalet Nursery

Zebrina Himalayan Pine

Zebrina Himalayan Pine

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Bhutan Pine, Blue Pine


One of the most beautiful evergreens, with long soft silver-blue needles that are banded in pale yellow; this variety has a bright soft-textured appearance; broadly spreading and low branched, a stunning accent tree; needs shelter from winter winds

Ornamental Features

Zebrina Himalayan Pine has attractive yellow-variegated silvery blue foliage. The needles are highly ornamental and remain silvery blue throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Zebrina Himalayan Pine is a dense evergreen tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Zebrina Himalayan Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent

Planting & Growing

Zebrina Himalayan Pine will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 70 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Foliage Color  Plant Form  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features