The Swiss Stone Pine is a beautiful tree. It’s a shame it’s not seen grown more often on the prairies. It’s prairie hardy and does well in many different soils. This makes it an excellent candidate to grow in our typical prairie heavy clay based soils. You can start to harvest nuts around 9-12 years of age.
Hardiness Zone: 2b
Height at Maturity: 50 feet
Spread: 20 feet
Soil Preference: Well drained, Moist
Light Exposure: Full sun
Pollination: Self-fertile (recommend planting two trees for best pollination)
Latin Name: Pinus cembra