Lacebark Pine on it’s own is a wonderful specimen. Normally multi-trunked this conifer also exhibits exfoliating bark that develops at about 1/1/2″ to 2″ in diameter. The bark color is normally greenish with irregular whitish or brownish patches. Pinus bungeana ‘Silver Ghost’ is a selection made from a specimen at Dawes Arboretum in Newark, OH. The bark exhibits much more white and light grays than the species.
This specimen is setting in a small grove of Lacebark Pines and easily identified from the rest. The growth rate is typical to the species. Lacebark Pine are hardy from Zone 5-7. Will grow to 8-10 feet in 10 years. Needles are 2-4 inches long, bright green in color, and rigid in groups of 3.