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Pinus contorta var. latifolia

Beach pine

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Features

  • BloomsApril
  • Height15m to 25m
  • Spread4m to 6m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Flower ColourRed yellow
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Pinus contorta var. latifolia (Beach pine). Bright green leaves are produced from this conical conifer with small oval cones remaining closed on the tree.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Lodgepole pine, Pine

Origin

Rocky Mountains

Interest and use

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

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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

This is suitable for wet conditions or by the coast.

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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