Himalayan Pine

You can find a beautiful example of the Himalayan pine in the Arthur Ross Pinetum. The Himalayan pine has long, drooping needles and an elegant air. Though it resembles the native eastern white pine, it is just a little bit "more" in almost all aspects. Himalayan pines are very adaptable and thrive in urban parks.

  • Leaves

    5-8 inches, soft, blue-green needles in bundles of five, upper surface green, lower surface blue-white (creates silvery-blue cast), young needles erect, older needles droop, needles often bend near base creating a pendulous effect
  • Fruit

    6-12 inches; long, woody cones; narrowly conical; yellowish-brown when mature; pendent and resinous; grow in clusters of one to six; cone scales are broadly wedge-shaped and wide near apex; end in a blunt, rounded knob
  • Flower

    6-12 inch cylindrical cones; pendulous, turn brown with age
  • Bark

    Orange-brown to gray-brown, initially smooth, develops shallow fissures and flakey plates over time

Where to find the Himalayan Pine