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Pinus elliotti

Slash pine

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Features

  • Height15m to 30m
  • Spread5m to 10m
  • Growth HabitPyramidal
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Pinus elliotti (Slash pine). This is a beautiful pine with a branching habit. The 2 sheath needles are about 5-10inches long and dark green. The cones are 4-6inches long.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Pine

Origin

Southeastern United States

Interest and use

Many species have ornamental fruit. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Low salinity
  • 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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