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Pinus monophylla

Single-leaf pinon pine

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Features

  • Height4m to 11m
  • Spread4m to 6.5m
  • Growth HabitUpright oval
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Pinus monophylla (Single-leaf pinon pine). This is a very slow-growing pine. It has single sheath needles about an inch long they are grey-green. The cones are about 2 inches long and roundish.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Shrub, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Pine

Origin

Southeastern California, and Utah

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
  • 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.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed or by 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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