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Pinus radiata
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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 

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
Text Spreading

Ornamental attributes

Large tree size after 10 years Large tree size after 10 years
Fast growth rate Fast growth rate
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Evergreen Evergreen
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Needs well draining site Needs well draining site
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Tolerates coastal site Tolerates coastal site
Needs full sun Needs full sun
Don't prune Don't prune