Pinus radiata Pinus

Pinus

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

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

Discover these similar varieties…

Pinus patula

Pinus

A graceful tree with drooping bright green foliage. Bark turns reddish with age. Overall height 16ft.

Full Details

Pinus radiata ‘Aurea’

Pinus

A lovely golden form with bright persistent yellow leaves. Overall height 16ft.

Full Details

Pinus schwerinii ‘Wiethorst’

Pinus

Long blue needles and large conspicuous cones. A beautiful dwarf pine for a sunny position. Overall height 1.25m.

Full Details

Pinus flexilis ‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’

Pinus

A slow growing very attractive upright Arolla pine with soft blue-grey needles.

Full Details

Follow us on Instagram