Diselma archeri 'Read Dwarf' / Read Dwarf Cheshunt pine

Diselma archeri 'Read Dwarf' is a dwarf, spreading selection of Cheshunt pine with layered branching and scaly, olive-green foliage that often flushes with a reddish tinge in spring. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 8 inches (20 cm) tall and wide, an annual growth rate of less than 1 inch (2.5 cm).

This cultivar originated as a natural dwarf mutation found growing on Mount Read, Tasmania, in 1990, by Ken Gillanders.

Diselma archeri — a splendid specimen growing in a private garden in Cary, North Carolina.
Photo by Sandra Horn

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