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Pinus monticola

Western white pine

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Features

  • Height20m to 45m
  • Spread5m to 8.5m
  • Growth HabitTall thin oval
  • Leaf ColourLight blue green

Description

Pinus monticola (Western white pine). This is a narrow pine species, which will droop with age. It produce 5 sheath needles that are 1-4 inches long and blue green, they are soft to the touch. The cones are about 5-11 inches long and slender.

Characteristics

Needled evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Origin

British Columbia to California

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, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • 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.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed or by grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to white pine blister rust

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