Plants of Merit: Mini Twists

  • Monday, December 23, 2013 5:16pm
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WHAT: Pinus strobus ‘Mini Twists,’ a dwarf eastern white pine, is a compact evergreen conifer.

Its bluish-green needles are considerably twisted and provide an unusual texture in the landscape.

This selection is a very pleasing dwarf tree for small spaces.

SUN OR SHADE: Mini Twists thrives in full sun.

SIZE: It will take 10 years for this plant to mature to 2 1/2 feet high by 3 feet wide.

SEE IT: At the Evergreen Arboretum &Gardens; 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; for more information go to www.evergreenarboretum.com and take a virtual photo tour. Call 425-257-8597 for more information.

Sandra Schumacher

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