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Pinus coulteri

Coulter pine

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Features

  • Height15m to 25m
  • Spread7m to 11m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Leaf ColourBlue-green

Description

Pinus coulteri (Coulter pine). This is a very adaptable pine, which will tolerate heat, wind, drought and high desert conditions. The cones are large about 10-15 inch long they produce edible seeds. The 3 sheath needles are about 5-10in long and are blue-green.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Big cone pine, Pine

Origin

California, Baja Mexico

Interest and use

Many species have ornamental fruit. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate by seed or by 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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