Pinus resinosa 'Nobska'

Pinus resinosa 'Nobska' is a dwarf globose selection of Red pine with typical soft dark-green needles with a distinctive ring of shorter needles that grow around the buds. Typical rate of growth in most areas in around 3 inches (8 cm) per year resulting in a fluffy ball of green, 3 feet (80 cm) tall and wide after 10 years in the garden. As with all P. resinosa cultivars, 'Nobska' is extremely hardy, making it an excellent choice for colder climates.

Alfred Fordham of Boston, Massachusetts, USA is credited with the origin of this cultivar. It was raised from a witch's broom seedling around 1970 and later donated to the Arnold Arboretum.

Pinus resinosa 'Nobska' at the Edwin Smits pinetum, Volkel, The Netherlands.
Photo by Edwin Smits