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Pinus eldarica

Afghan pine

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Features

  • Height10m to 16m
  • Spread5m to 9m
  • Growth HabitTall oval
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Pinus eldarica (Afghan pine). This is possible one of the best desert pines, The 2 sheath needles are about 5-6inches long and dark green, the cones are about 3inches long.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Eldar pine, Pine

Origin

Southwest Asia

Interest and use

Many species have ornamental fruit. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Chalky
  • 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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