Pinus bungeana 'Silver Ghost' / Silver Ghost Lacebark Pine

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.

Silver Ghost - Trunks View of trunk structure
Photo by Bill Barger
Silver Ghost - Trunk closeup Closeup of trunks. Winter
Photo by Bill Barger
Silver Ghost - Bark Closeup of bark
Photo by Bill Barger
Pinus bungeana 'Silver Ghost' Closeup of trunks. Summer.
Photo by David Marsh
Pinus bungeana'Silver Ghost This photo shows the very striking white bark on this cultivar that occurs at a very young age. The multi stem growth habit makes it useful as a special landscape feature.
Photo by Dawes Arboretum