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Pinus griffithii

Himalayan pine

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Features

  • Height2m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Pinus griffithii (Himalayan pine). This species is a conical tree with smooth grey bark and grey-green arching leaves. The female cones are green and will ripen to brown.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Blue pine, Bhutan pine, Pine

Origin

Africa, Asia

Interest and use

Many species have ornamental fruit. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

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

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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