Pinus wallichiana 'Zebrina' / Striped Himalayan Pine

Probably the most popular cultivar of the species because its long, gently drooping needles, flecked with yellow, make the tree appear to shimmer in the breeze. It can be quite effective in the winter also. Has a somewhat open habit but keeps its broad pyramidal shape as it grows, eventually into a sizable tree.

It prefers full sun but will take some shade. Despite it's provenance, it does not like excessive cold or high winds. It thrives in well drained but fertile soil.

Pinus wallichiana
Photo by USNA
Pinus wallichiana Zebrina (in background
Photo by Sandra McLean Cutler
First snowfall of the season; November 25, 2013, Brunswick, ME.
Photo by Sean Callahan