Swiss Stone Pine Characteristics
The Swiss Stone Pine maintains a pyramidal shape in its youth, but becomes more rounded with age. It has long soft needles that grow in bundles of five. This is a medium-sized tree, reaching up to 40 feet tall in the wild.
Swiss Stone Pine produces small cones and edible seeds known as pine nuts. Although wild varieties may reach 40' in height, the most common varieties in the landscape ('Glauca' or 'Chalet') are dwarf trees that maintain much smaller growth.
These small trees thrive in medium moisture soils with full sun, and are deer resistant.