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

Comments

Art Herrington

With both of us on social security, money is very tight. How hard are the Pacific Blue Macedonian pine to grow from seed and where can seeds be obtained and at what cost?

David Olszyk

Hi Art ... growing this one from seed is no harder than any other pine. Just be aware that seedlings will all vary and even though you might get up to 50% blue seedlings, you're not allowed to call them Pinus peuce 'Pacific Blue'. To retain that cultivar name, they must be asexually propagated (grafted).

To get seed, you need to find somebody growing the plant and ask them for a few pine cones. ACS members have access to a seed exchange program, but I'm not sure if I've ever seen seed for this one offered. It's very rare for seed producers to sell seeds of named cultivars.

Art Herrington

David...Thanks for the answer. No prob on the first part about the naming. On the second, do you maybe have a directory that might have any ACS members contact info in our around NE Oklahoma...the Tulsa area?
I appreciate your help.

David Olszyk

yes, we definitely have a membership directory that's available to our membership. Due to privacy concerns, I can't release membership information to non-members, but I can say that we have 3 members in Oklahoma, 2 of which are in Tulsa.

Art Herrington

Any clue to names that you can provide ans not release the actual names due your confidentiality agreement...or an address (the street and not the number) or some way that I can "locate" and abide by your agreement

David Olszyk

sorry, I can't risk the trust of our members to keep their information private. You're always welcome to join the ACS; we're a really great organization that funds a lot of important causes.