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Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for Mar 16th - Mar 27th, 2006

Picture of Pinus bungeana.  Click here for a larger image.
This is Pinus bungeana, or lacebark pine.

This evergreen, native to China, was introduced into the American landscape in 1846 and has been displaying its noteworthy characteristics in American gardens ever since. The bark, shown here, is one of the lacebark pine’s most unique features - exfoliating to reveal a beautiful blend of green, purple, and silver. Once established, Pinus bungeana is drought tolerant and not susceptible to any serious disease or insect problems. It requires sun, well drained soil, and is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8. You can view lacebark pines in the Azalea Collection and the Lacebark Pine Meadow.

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