Pinus cembra Prairie Statesman syn Herman

Available early May

Pinus cembra 'Prairie Statesman' photo courtesy of Iseli Nursery

Swiss Stone Pine

Super hardy with a super form, 'Prairie Statesman'® will make an elegant statement under some of the harshest conditions.  Soft, emerald green foliage, with a hint of silvery blue, adorns this perfectly symmetrical tree.  Its columnar habit provides a narrow footprint making it suitable for the home garden as well as large landscapes. Drought tolerant and extremely cold hardy, it is an excellent selection introdced by Dr. Dale Herman of North Dakota State University. 

  • Height: 3.66 m (12 ft)
  • Spread: 1.83 m (6 ft)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: minimum 4 hours of direct sun
  • Foliage Colour: emerald green
  • Shape: narrow

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Swiss Stone Pine is best sited in a well-drained, loamy soil in an open areas in full sun. It transplants well and needs little pruning for a strong structure. Due to its slow growth rate, this is an excellent choice for a small landscape.