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Pinus radiata

Monterey pine

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Features

  • Height20m to 30m
  • Spread7m to 13m
  • Growth HabitColumnar
  • Leaf ColourBright green

Description

Pinus radiata (Monterey pine). This is a very tall and shapely tree it will grow about 6 feet in a year. The 3 sheath needles are about 4-6 inches long and bright green. The cones are about 2-3 inches long.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Conifer or Tree

Other common names

Pine

Origin

Central Coast of California

Interest and use

Specimen, ornamental, foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions. Attracts butterflies

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, 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 and in a sunny position.

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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