Bhutan Pine - Pinus wallichiana


Foliage pendulous, 5 needle bundles green to blue-grey, and with banana shaped, white resin stained, pendulous female cones to 15 to 20 cm. Cones clustered at apex.

Similar Species

Pinus strobus (Weymouth Pine)

Identification difficulty
ID checklist (your specimen should have all of these features)

Leaves in fives, 8-20cm, cones pendent and 15-25cm; the tips of the cone scales thickened

Recording advice

Photos of whole tree; photo of shoot and cones, with details of length of cones and needles


Usually occurs in Britain as a planted tree in parks and gardens.

When to see it

All year round.

Life History

Evergreen tree.

UK Status

Widespread but occasional in Britain where it is usually found as a planted tree.

VC55 Status

Uncommon or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map

Species profile

Common names
Bhutan Pine
Species group:
Trees, Shrubs & Climbers
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
08/12/2016 (Mathers, Steve)
Last record:
21/09/2018 (Calow, Graham)

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