Prairie Statesman® Swiss Stone Pine -- Pinus cembra ‘Herman’ (RFM-36)


pine_treeneedles_closeupThis five-needled cultivar is a very elegant, stately tree. Its lateral branches curve markedly upward and slightly inward, resulting in a narrowly-erect, strikingly-dense growth habit. Color of needles year-round is a rich emerald-green, with silvery-blue overtones. Prairie Statesman® is extremely cold hardy and drought tolerant making this singularly outstanding specimen evergreen an excellent choice for use as a landscape specimen tree.


USDA hardiness zone 2b-7

Mature Size:

Height: 30'
Spread: 15'

Form (Shape):

Narrowly-erect form.

Growth Rate:

Slow to Moderate


Rich emerald-green needles with silvery-blue overtones year-round.


Medium to Fine


Inconspicuous, no ornamental value.


3" violet-brown cone, which remain on the tree for 3 years. Cones never open.

Special Features:

Narrowly-erect, strikingly-dense rich emerald-green with silvery-blue overtone growth.

Light Preferences:

Full sun

Soil Preferences:

Needs well-drained soil.


Ornamental Attributes:

Prairie Statesman® Swiss Stone Pine has outstanding perfectly symmetrical upright narrow form with a strikingly-dense growth habit.

Landscape Attributes:

It has increased hardiness and drought tolerance. Resistant to most pests and diseases. Transplants very well and needs little pruning for a strong structure. It is recommended as a landscape specimen tree.


Originated as a seedling selection. Deer browsing can be an issue with this species.

Patent Status:

U.S. Trademark registered – Prairie Statesman®

Licensing Status:

This cultivar is available for non-exclusive licensing.


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