About This Plant

The Armand pine, scientifically known as Pinus armandii, is an evergreen tree native to China. It is prized for its long, slender needles and striking, fragrant white or pale pink flowers. Armand pines are often planted for their ornamental value in gardens and landscapes. These trees have also been used in traditional Chinese medicine for their potential health benefits.

The Story

Leaf

The needles are needle-like, dark green, and arranged in bundles of five. Each needle is approximately 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) long.

Produce

As with all conifers, Pinus armandii produces male and female cones. The cones are ovoid to cylindrical in shape and are typically 4 to 7 inches (10 to 18 cm) long. Cone scales are armed with small spines. The male cones release pollen, while the female cones develop seeds. The seeds are winged and dispersed by the wind.
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