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Pinus trees

Pinus treesAs a tall specimen tree nothing is more graceful than the Corsican Pine (Pinus Laricio). Pinus Strobus Nana is a curious dwarf variety, rarely exceeding three feet in height. The Argentea Aurea is also of dwarf habit. Its leaves, which are green in summer, change to a bright golden colour in winter.

The Umbrella Pine (Sciadopitys) is a very striking conifer, and does well everywhere. It gets its name from its leaves being set at regular intervals round the branches, like the ribs of an umbrella.

The Pinus may be increased by layers, or by sowing the cones in spring, after they have opened out, in rather sandy soil, covering them lightly.