Pinetum

Pinetum

Pronunciation:/pʌɪˈniːtəm/
noun (plural pineta /-tə/)

Christmas time is here , Christmas trees everywhere, so I decided to open pinetum in My botanical garden! Let start with Christmas trees-listed below are the most common (cited from:http://www.christmastree.org/types.cfm ):

  1. Arizona Cypress-Cupressus arizonica Greene
  2. Colorado blue spruce-Picea pungens Engelm.
  3. Concolor fir-Abies concolor
  4. Eastern Redcedar-Juniperus virginiana L.
  5. Fraser Fir-Abies Frasieri
  6. Leyland cypress-x Cupressocyparis leylandii
  7. Virginia Pine-Pinus Virginiana
  8. Balsam Fir-Abies balsamea (L.) Miller
  9. Canaan Fir-Abies balsamea var. phanerolepis
  10. Douglas Fir-Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco
  11. Eastern White Pine-Pinus Strobus L.
  12. Grand Fir-Abies grandis
  13. Noble Fir-Abies procera
  14. Scotch Pine-Pinus sylvestris L.
  15. White spruce-Picea glauca

The biggest and most beautiful pinetum is Bedgebury National Pinetum (http://www.bedgeburypinetum.org.uk/index.php ) with the most complete collection of conifers in the world.

2 thoughts on “Pinetum

  1. One of my favourite people has just gone to live in a high desert pine forest on a mountain in Southern California. It seems to be a healing place for her. One of my blissful memories is a church picnic in a pine grove beside the Indian River in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. I remember how the trees sighed softly overhead. They were some of the few remaining old growth white pines.

    • You words bring back my memories. There were pine forests near Adriatic sea at the place I spent summer holidays as a child with my family.I will newer forget the shades of green under hot summer sun, the air was dense with pine smell, the paths softly covered with golden brown pine needles we kids passed barefoot….

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