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Pinus canariensis

Canary Islands pine

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Features

  • Height15m to 25m
  • Spread6m to 9.5m
  • Growth HabitPyramidal
  • Leaf ColourBlue green

Description

Pinus canariensis (Canary Islands pine). This is a very adaptable pine for milder climates. It will tolerate extreme urban conditions of dust and air pollution. It will prefer loose or sandy soils. The 3 sheath needles are about 9-12 inches long and dark green. The cones are 4-8 inches long.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Pine

Origin

Canary Islands

Interest and use

Many species have ornamental fruit. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They will grow in a wide range of conditions, they are wind resistant and will thrive on soils of moderate to low fertility which are well drained.

Propagation

Seed sown in autumn or spring (but forms selected for leaf colour do not come true). Evergreen current growth cuttings in autumn to spring. Deciduous softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may be a problem; young plants are more susceptible. Conifer spinning mite may cause defoliation.

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