High Desert Plant Finder & Guide
Wiethorst Hybrid Pine
Pinus x schwerinii 'Wiethorst'
Wiethorst Hybrid Pine foliage
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 6 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
A small hybrid conifer with an upright irregular habit and stunning steel blue-green needles that are long and soft; left unpruned, plants will become unique upright forms with pillowy branches
Wiethorst Hybrid Pine has attractive steel blue-variegated bluish-green foliage. The large needles are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Wiethorst Hybrid Pine is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. When pruning is necessary, it is recommended to only trim back the new growth of the current season, other than to remove any dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Wiethorst Hybrid Pine is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Wiethorst Hybrid Pine will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.