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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

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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Available from January 2021 - Awaiting new stock
individually £12.50 each, 10+ £12.00 each

Delivery Information Available from January 2021
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • 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 -
  • Leaf shape - Filiform - see photos above
  • 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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