Pinus bungeana 'Rowe Arboretum'

Pinus bungeana 'Rowe Arboretum' is a compact, uniformly-branched selection of lacebark pine. Its slower growth and tidier, tighter form make it a better choice for smaller landscapes. Annual expected growth is 8 to 10 inches (20 - 25 cm), placing this cultivar solidly in the intermediate growth category. One can expect a 10-year-old specimen to be 10 feet (3 m) tall and 4 feet (1.3 m) wide, displaying the characteristic colorful bark that flakes off in patterns of green, brown and white, typical of the species.

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected and named for the Stanley M. Rowe Arboretum in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Note that Auders & Spicer's RHS Encyclopedia of Conifers lists this cultivar as 'Rowe.' Since 'Rowe Arboretum' is the predominantly seen name, it will probably take precedence over time.

Pinus bungeana 'Rowe Arboretum' courtesy of
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Pinus bungeana 'Rowe Arboretum.' The original plant at Rowe Arboretum, Cincinnati, OH, courtesy of
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Pinus bungeana Rowe Arboretum at Oriental Garden Supply, Pittsford, NY.
Pinus bungeana 'Rowe Arboretum,' a ten year old specimen in Brunswick, ME, November, 2013
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Pinus bungeana 'Rowe Arboretum' — a young specimen in a private garden in Petaluma, California.
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Pinus bungeana 'Rowe Arboretum' — a closeup of foliage detail in winter. Notice the slight "golding" that develops in colder weather.
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