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Pinus contorta var. contorta

Beach pine

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  • Pinus contorta var. contorta | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Pinus contorta var. contorta | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsApril
  • Height15m to 30m
  • Growth HabitTall oval
  • Flower ColourRed yellow
  • Leaf ColourYellow shades

Description

Pinus contorta var. contorta (Beach pine). This is an ideal pine for small gardens. The 2 sheath needles are 2 inches long and light green. The cones are 1-2 inches long.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Shore pine, Lodgepole pine, Pine

Origin

Central California to Alaska

Interest and use

Specimen, hedging. Year-round interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • Pinus contorta var. contorta | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Sandy, 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.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or grafting.

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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