Prairie Statesman® Swiss Stone Pine -- Pinus cembra ‘Herman’ (RFM-36)
This 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
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.
Narrowly-erect, strikingly-dense rich emerald-green with silvery-blue overtone growth.
Needs well-drained soil.
Prairie Statesman® Swiss Stone Pine has outstanding perfectly symmetrical upright narrow form with a strikingly-dense growth habit.
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.
U.S. Trademark registered – Prairie Statesman®
This cultivar is available for non-exclusive licensing.
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