Pinus heldreichii 'Malink' / Malink Bosnian pine

Pinus heldreichii 'Malink' is an upright, pyramidal, dwarf selection of Bosnian pine with dense branching and attractive, dark-green needles. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 4 feet (1.3 m) tall and 20 inches (50 cm) wide, an annual growth rate of 4 to 6 inches (10 - 15 cm).

This cultivar originated as a seedling selected in the late 1980s by Tånum Planteskole, Randers, Denmark; and introduced to the nursery trade in the mid-1990s by Werner Wüstemeyer's nursery in Recklinghausen, Germany. Occasionally, one may see this conifer incorrectly listed under the Latinized cultivar name, 'Malinki' or 'Malinkii.'

Pinus heldreichii 'Malink' — a mature specimen in the Jean Iseli Memorial Garden, Boring, Oregon.
Photo by Randall Smith, courtesy of Iseli Nursery, inc.
Pinus heldreichii 'Malink' — a closeup of foliage detail.
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