Arolla pine (Pinus cembra)
Arolla pine (Pinus cembra) is a conifer that can grow higher than 15m tall and 3m – 8m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Arolla pine (Pinus cembra).
This plant has several common names including: Arolla pine, Russian cedar, Siberian cedar, Siberian cedar pine or Swiss stone pine.
This is a evergreen plant that takes more than 50 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: Arolla pine, Russian cedar, Siberian cedar, Siberian cedar pine, Swiss stone pine
Scientific name: Pinus cembra
Plant type: Conifers, Trees
Height: Higher than 15m
Spread: 3m – 8m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Loam, Sand
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: Coastal, Informal Garden
Planting type: Flower borders and bedding
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Arolla pine (Pinus cembra), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Arolla pine (Pinus cembra) is a plant that prefers to grow in loam or sand.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Pinus cembra likes to grow in well drained soil.
Arolla pine (Pinus cembra) should be grown in full sun places.