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PINUS radiata

Commonly known as Insignis pine, Monterey pine

(Syn. Insignis) - the very best tall growing windbreak in an exposed position
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individually £12.00 each, 10+ £11.00 each

  • Evergreen - carries leaves in threes. Leaves are slender, shiny, bright green, 10-15cm (4-6in) long
  • Height - 25-40m (80-130ft)
  • Spread - 8-12m (26-39ft)
  • Conifer - very oblique, ovoid, glossy, yellow-brown female cones 8-13cm (3-6in) long with 20 swollen outer scales. These can remain on the tree for 20-30 years.
  • Tree - heavily ridged, black bark, grey-green shoots and cylindrical buds
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Endangered in the wild - These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction. - Endangered
  • Good to know - world's most widely-planted pine, under serious threats in its natural range
  • Medicinal properties
  • Place of origin - central coast of California, Mexico (Guadalupe and Cedros islands)
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - any well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape - Narrowly columnar - - becoming broadly domed
25-40m (80-130ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  8-12m (26-39ft)

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