30 to 40 ft.
20 to 30 ft.
USDA zones 4-7
hardy to 6,500 ft.
Lacebark pine is a slow-growing evergreen tree. Its most attractive feature is its striking, multicolored bark. As the tree matures, usually after 10 years, the light colored bark begins to exfoliate in large puzzle-shaped plates revealing a mosaic of white, silver and light green on the trunk.
As a young tree, it is quite attractive due to the long, deep green needles. It has a pyramidal shape when young, maturing to a more open form over time.
There is a beautiful, small lacebark pine growing at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. It has a nice shape, attractive green needles and nice texture. The bark has not begun to exfoliate. It is a healthy, attractive small tree.
Lacebark pine may be hard to find for sale at plant nurseries, but can often be special ordered.
None usually required under normal conditions. Selective pruning may be needed to shape the tree over time.