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Pinus insignis

Monterey pine

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Features

  • Height2m
  • Growth HabitUpright conical
  • Leaf ColourShiny bright green

Description

Pinus insignis (Monterey pine). This species of tree is narrowly conical with black bark. The leaves are bright green and shiny. The female cones are yellow-brown and glossy.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

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)
  • SoilClay, Chalky
  • 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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