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Pinus contorta ‘Spaan's Dwarf’

Beach pine

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Features

  • BloomsApril
  • Height0.5m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.5m to 0.75m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Flower ColourRed yellow
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Pinus contorta ‘Spaan's Dwarf’ (Beach pine). A conical, dwarf shrub with upright branches bearing bright green, needle-like leaves.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Pine

Origin

Central California to Alaska

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

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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