Adding Lacebark Pine to a Landscape

Lace bark pine is a multi trunked evergreen tree native to China that is grown primarily for its colorful peeling bark.The grey outer bark flakes off in irregular patches, revealing blotches of cream, purple, yellow, and green. This marbled pattern is framed by the rigid, gray-green, 2-4 in (5.1-10.2 cm) long needles, which are held in groups of three.

Adding Lacebark Pine to a Landscape

3 Tips for Planting Lacebark Pine

1) Find a Sunny Spot

Plant lacebark pine in a prominent, sunny place, such as near a terrace, pathway, or house window, where you can view the patterns of its bark.

2) Prune off Lower Branches

As the tree develops, you can prune off the lower branches so that its lovely bark and multiple trunks become more visible. Or you can group several unprimed lace barks to form a handsome windbreak, screen, or background planting in the garden.

3) Adding Lacebark Pine to your Landscape

Unlike some conifers, lacebark pine does not lose its green color in extreme low temperatures.In winter, it makes quite a statement when grown alongside other trees with ornamental bark, such as river birch and service berry.