Pinus peuce 'Pacific Blue' / Pacific Blue Macedonian pine | Pacific Blue Balkan pine
Pinus peuce'Pacific Blue' is a broadly upright, fast growing selection of Balkan pine with dense branching holding long, thin, intensely Blue needles that are usually retained for many years, giving the plant an exceptionally full appearance. After 10 years of growth, a mature specimen will measure 20 feet (6 m) tall and 15 feet (5 m) wide, an annual rate of growth of 12 to 15 inches (30 - 35 cm). It is said to be very cold and wind resistant.
This cultivar originated as a seedling sourced from Pinus peuce 'Glauca' selected in the early 2000s, by Iseli Nursery, inc., Boring, Oregon.
Pinus peuce 'Pacific Blue' at the Jean Iseli Memorial Garden, Boring, Oregon.
Photo by David Olszyk