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Pinus cembroides

Mexican pinon pine

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Features

  • Height10m to 20m
  • Spread6m to 9m
  • Growth HabitUpright oval
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Pinus cembroides (Mexican pinon pine). The 3 sheath needles are about 1-2 inches and dark green. The round cones are about 1-2 inches.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Origin

California, Arizona and Mexico

Interest and use

Many species have ornamental fruit. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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 , you can propagate from seeds or grafting.

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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