Pinus uncinata ‘Billabong’ – one of the most interesting variations of mountain pine;
- compact, hemispherical habit,
- reaches 50 cm height and 60 cm width after 10 years,
- short, bicolour, striped needles; yellow and green,
- requires moderate, garden soils,
- grows well in sunlit and semi-shadowed positions,
- fully resistant to sunburns and frost,
- recommended for home gardens and balconies, as well as for containers and colourful arrangements.
Characterised by a red peacock effect, which occurs once every few years. Summer needle colours – green-yellow turn into pink in winter season.
Variation was awarded a bronze medal at Zieleń to Życie fairs in 2016. Selected in Nowaczyk Nursery in 2009.