Beautiful Pines You Can Grow in Your Garden

A pine or a shrub?
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 Having your own garden truly gives a very rewarding feeling, especially if you will witness the fruits of your hard work— a beautiful landscape filled with lush foliage. There are several options for your garden, but if you’re not quite sure what to cultivate in your garden, then head on and try the ever attractive type of conifers, the pines. Pines or Pinus are popular because of its distinctive style that comes with lengthy needle-like leaves and some adorable cones. Aside from its unique flora flair, pines are extremely notable when it comes to commercial manufacturing and trade of furniture. These conifers are known for its very durable timber that could last for ages. The timber used ranges from a dwarfing shrub to a towering pine that could grow over 50ft. Pines, just like any other plants, vary in subtle ways such as its shape, texture, and of course, height. And to help you choose the best of the bests, here are some of beautiful pines you can grow in your garden.

Bristlecone Pine

Olive-green leaves
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Bristlecone pines are widely loved because of its resiliency despite of a harsh environment. It continues to live even if the weather goes extremely severe and the soil goes terribly bad. These long-lived pines are not just tough trees that could grow up to 30 ft. but also a sight to behold. Its olive green, and sometimes blue green needles, is speckled with white resin, making it more attractive. Bristlecone is also part of the oldest living species in the world. Hence, this gem is a nice pick for your garden. Just make sure to keep your loam well-drained because they need lots of moisture. They also grow very slow but they are drought resistance, so a nice set off to balance the downside.

Lodgepole Pine

Some attractive cones from within
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A native in North America, Lodgepole pines come in several varieties, and names. Sometimes, these conifers are also called as beach pines or coast pines. You will never miss to witness this towering tree as it normally stands from 60 to 80ft. This lofty, sleek pine beautifully accents its needle-like green leaves that are often twisted in style. The cones, on the other hand, may vary in shape. There are those in cylindrical and some in egg-shaped. You just have to be careful with the tip of the seed cones as there are sharp prickles. The great thing about lodgepole pines is its adaptability. It can easily adapt to all types of environments, so you can plant them either in humid loam or swampy soil. Just like any other pine species, lodgepole is also slow-growing.

Mugo Pine

An adorable tiny pine
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This rather petite conifer is all that you want to exude charming vibe into your garden. Its amiable charm is truly a landscaper’s trance. Mugo pine or sometimes tagged as dwarf mountain pine normally shelters in high elevation. It doesn’t take lots of space in your garden but still creates a fascinating lure to its beholders. These trees features green needles centred with a nice cluster of tiny cones. To grow this pine, it is best to plant them in a damp soil with partial to full sunlight.

Japanese White Pine

A bonsai pine
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The Japanese White Pine may either be a charming piece on your patio or an impressive sight in your garden. They can be adorable bonsais as well giant pines. The petite ones, however, are more popular because of its distinctive stature with a touch of refinement. The space restriction is also a nice feature of the dwarf Japanese White Pine, especially most of these are slow-growing.

Blue Star Juniper

Add some vividness to your garden
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Wanting a unique melange of colours in your garden? Then, you ought to try the Blue Star Juniper. From the name itself, its colour is not like anything ordinary. The silvery blue shade makes it as standout among your plants. This plant is ground-hugging, so you need a well-moisturized soil to make it survive. Unlike most towering pine trees, Blue Star Juniper typically just grow up to 16 inches. They are tiny yet definitely a head-turner piece in your plot.

Eastern White Pine

Quite unique leaves
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The fine, thin needles make the Eastern White Pine an inimitable conifer to add in your garden. These are great for your place to create a more distinct presence of foliage. It can offer you its beautiful physique that can soar up to 100 ft. along with its sleek strand of leaves. Not only that, they are highly adaptable in any range of environmental conditions.

Frasier Fir

Real-life Christmas treee
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With Frasier Fir, you don’t have to buy an expensive Christmas tree during the holidays. Yes, because this pine tree is impressively shaped like that of your favourite Christmas tree— triangular and full of charming green needles. The pyramidal pine needs a clammy environment to survive and grow up to 40 ft. But of course, it is more efficient and cost-saving than buying some fake holiday trees.