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Pinus edulis

Pinon nut pine

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Features

  • Height5m to 16m
  • Spread5m to 9m
  • Growth HabitUpright hemi-spherical
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Pinus edulis (Pinon nut pine). A is a small slow growing pine, The 2 sheath needles are about an 1in long and dark green. The cones are about 2 inches and roundish. It will tolerate coastal, dry and hot areas.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Rocky Mountains pinyon, Pine

Origin

S.W. United States

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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