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Published: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Plants of Merit: Mini Twists

  • Curlicue Mini Twists add texture to the garden.

    Sandra Schumacher

    Curlicue Mini Twists add texture to the garden.

WHAT: Pinus strobus 'Mini Twists,' a dwarf eastern white pine, is a compact evergreen conifer.
Its bluish-green needles are considerably twisted and provide an unusual texture in the landscape.
This selection is a very pleasing dwarf tree for small spaces.
SUN OR SHADE: Mini Twists thrives in full sun.
SIZE: It will take 10 years for this plant to mature to 2 1/2 feet high by 3 feet wide.
SEE IT: At the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens; 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; for more information go to www.evergreenarboretum.com and take a virtual photo tour. Call 425-257-8597 for more information.
Sandra Schumacher
Story tags » Gardening

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