Himalayan Pine | Medium Tree Seedling
- Grow your own Himalayan Pine (Pinus wallichiana), an elegant ornamental from the Himalayas!
- 100% guaranteed: If your seedling perishes, we are happy to provide a replacement small-sized seedling for just the cost of shipping/handling ($4.60)
- Seed-grown without poison or pesticides at our nursery on California’s Redwood Coast
- Transplanting and care instructions included
- A natural barrier against high winds, temperatures, noise pollution and soil erosion, and a benefit to air quality, local wildlife and property values, a Jonsteen seedling will only grow in value and beauty
About Himalayan Pine
The Himalayan Pine (Pinus wallichiana) — also called Bhutan Pine, Blue Pine or Himalayan White Pine — is a large evergreen from the foothills of the Himalaya, Karakoram and Hindu Kush Mountains, occurring in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bhutan, Nepal and China. Historically used for its resinous wood in turpentine extraction, the Himalayan Pine was first introduced to Europe in 1827 by Nathaniel Wallich (from whom the species takes its Latin name), a surgeon based out of Bhutan and the superintendent of the Calcutta Botanic Garden. This elegant ornamental has since gained popularity with gardeners across the globe, even earning the Royal Horticulture Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
Preferring the moist but well-draining clay and sandy loam soils of mountain screes and glacier forelands, the Himalayan Pine can reach heights of 150 feet in its native range, though in cultivation it will usually max out at 50 feet tall, with a canopy spread of up to 35 feet across. This tree grows in a rounded-pyramidal form, with dense branching toward the base of the trunk. Bark is grey to dark brown, depending on age, and delicately fissured. As a monoecious tree, the Himalayan Pine produces both male and female cones: male cones develop in lower branches, producing pollen grains, while female, seed-bearing cones decorate upper branches in attractive clusters. When mature, 8-inch, blue-grey and slightly pendent needles growing in bunches of 5 drape gracefully over the Himalayan Pine’s ascending branches.
A low-maintenance, deer-tolerant, air pollution-resistant, and generally adaptable species, the gorgeous Himalayan Pine has earned a place in the tree world as one of the best candidates for garden and park plantings. Here’s your chance to bring the beauty of Mount Everest and the Himalayas to your own backyard — no climbing necessary!
About Jonsteen’s Seedlings
All of our trees are seed-grown — without poison or pesticides — at our nursery on California’s Redwood Coast, which is inspected monthly and licensed by the California Department of Agriculture.
About Jonsteen’s 100% Guarantee
All of our trees are guaranteed to arrive healthy and in good condition. If your tree perishes, we will replace it with a small-sized seedling for just the cost of shipping/handling ($4.60). We encourage all customers experiencing difficulties growing their trees to contact us through our toll-free "Tree Help Line" (1-888-387-3379).