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Emerald Arrow Bosnian Pine

Pinus heldreichii 'Emerald Arrow'

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Emerald Arrow Bosnian Pine (Pinus heldreichii 'Emerald Arrow') at Arbor Farms Nursery

Emerald Arrow Bosnian Pine

Emerald Arrow Bosnian Pine

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Emerald Arrow Bosnian Pine (Pinus heldreichii 'Emerald Arrow') at Arbor Farms Nursery

Emerald Arrow Bosnian Pine foliage

Emerald Arrow Bosnian Pine foliage

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Height:  20 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Pinus leucodermis, Serbian Pine


A very narrow upright variety, perfect for tight landscape spaces where a strong vertical accent is desired; the compact columnar habit opens to reveal silver gray bark; salt tolerant, a predictable narrow habit, and great disease resistance

Ornamental Features

Emerald Arrow Bosnian Pine is primarily valued in the landscape for its distinctively pyramidal habit of growth. It has emerald green evergreen foliage. The needles remain emerald green throughout the winter. The rough brown bark and silver branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Emerald Arrow Bosnian Pine is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen tree with 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.

Emerald Arrow Bosnian Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Emerald Arrow Bosnian Pine will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Accent  Articulation  Screening  Garden 
Plant Form  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features