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Pinus montezumae

Montezuma pine

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Features

  • Height15m to 32m
  • Spread5m to 9m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Pinus montezumae (Montezuma pine). This is a graceful pine, The 5 sheaths are needle-like and about 12 inches long and bluish green. The cones are 12 inches long and conical.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Origin

Mexico down to Guatemala

Interest and use

Specimen

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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 or Dry

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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