Pinus canariensis
Canary Island Pine

Pinaceae (Pine Family)
Origin: Canary Islands

SPECIES CHARACTERISTICS:
Evergreen, conifer tree. Fast growth rate, 60 - 90' in height, 30' spread. pyramidal in shape. Bluish-green needles in threes, 9 - 12" long.
FLOWER:
Monoecious, tiny beige male flower appears as candles on branch tips.
FRUIT:

Dry, dehiscent, rich brown, oblong to ovoid cone. 4 - 9" long, 3 - 4" width.
STEM/TRUNK:
Single, straight trunk.
BARK:
Thick reddish flat-furrowed.
EXPOSURE:
Full sun, wind and heat; Hardiness: Sunset zones: 16, 18, 21 - 24.
SOIL:
Any.
WATER:

Supplemental water.
PESTS/DISEASE:
Pine borer.
PRUNING:
Prune to maintain clearance and to lighten.
PROPAGATION:
Seed.
USES:
Accent, background, right of way, screen, shade, specimen, and windbreak.
COMMENTS:
Trees will trunk sprout readily.

 

 

 

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