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Forest Sky Hybrid Pine*

Pinus 'Forest Sky'

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Forest Sky Hybrid Pine (Pinus 'Forest Sky') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Forest Sky Hybrid Pine

Forest Sky Hybrid Pine

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Forest Sky Hybrid Pine (Pinus 'Forest Sky') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Forest Sky Hybrid Pine foliage

Forest Sky Hybrid Pine foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  40 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Pinus strobus x ayacahuite

Description:

This dense upright evergreen hybrid has soft blue-green, long thin needles that remain that color all year round; a strong vigorous selection for a dramatic landscape accent; best planted in full sun

Ornamental Features

Forest Sky Hybrid Pine has attractive bluish-green foliage. The large needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Forest Sky Hybrid 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 tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. 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.

Forest Sky Hybrid Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Forest Sky Hybrid Pine will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 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, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
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Ornamental Features