Pinus schwerinii (x) 'Wiethorst' _ Hybrid Pine _
The clusters of long, bluish-green needles on this outstanding broad, pyramidal pine are so delicate even the slightest wind moves them. A witches broom found in Germany on Pinus x schwerinii (a cross between P. strobus and P. wallichiana), the spectacular cultivar produces an abundance of oversized sappy cones. Plants can be pruned to stay beautifully tight and soft; left unpruned, plants become unique informal uprights with pillowy branches. Both forms will impress admiring gardeners. Found and named by Mr. Wieting who lives in Gießelhorst, Germany; Pinus x schwerinii was found in the German town Schwerin.