Monday, January 17, 2011

Pinus strobus 'Merrimack'

Dwarf Eastern White Pine, Pinus strobus 'Merrimack'
I am having a pine romance with dwarf conifers having spent a lifetime doing battle with trees and shrubs which turn into giants and become unmanageable in a tiny garden. The parent of this little pine tree does grow into a giant and originates from the eastern parts of USA. This little beauty only grows to about 1 metre high after ten years. What I love about it is the blue foliage which is soft to touch. Planting it in a raised container where you can brush past it or run your hands through the pine needles would be ideal, something to keep in mind if you are designing a garden for the visually impaired.

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