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Pinus cembra 'Herman'

Prairie Statesman(r) Swiss Stone Pine

Plant Features:

Category: Evergreen

  • Slow growing.
  • Very dense upright habit.
  • Can tolerate drought and urban planting situations.
  • Strong central leader.

Height: 25-30 ft

Spread: 10 ft

Hardiness Zone: 3


  • Drought Tolerant


  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Upright

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Dry Soil


Tough! Hardy! Beautiful!  Plant for now, and for future generations.  Bright green foliage has bluish tones which seem to concentrate at the tips, giving Prairie Statesman a "bright" appearance.  A strong central leader with branches held sharply upright makes this conifer a standout for many, many years.  A choice woody plant introduction from NDSU Horticulture, adapted for the Northern Plains.  Native to the Alps.

Growing and Maintenance Tips:

2015 American Conifer Society "Conifer of the Year"

Mature Prarie Statesman in the landscape.

Mature Prarie Statesman in the landscape.

Close up view of the needles.

Close up view of the needles.