Pinus radiata Pine

Monterey Pine

Description: An attractive, fast growing tree with deeply fissured, dark brown bark and a dense head of branches. Slender leaves are dark green and the cones are glossy greyish-brown. 

History: Native to western America and introduced in 1833 by David Douglas.

Pinus Growing Tips: Requires moist but well-drained soil and a sunny position. Copes with all soil types. Ideal for coastal areas.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 6m x 4m 

Attributes

  • Evergreen
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • L Size: Large
  • Attractive bark
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Drought tolerant
  • Do not prune
  • Prefers full sun

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