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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 patula

Commonly known as Jelecote pine, Mexican weeping pine

A graceful tree with spreading branches and pendulous drooping foliage

  • Evergreen - leaves are carried in threes, rarely fours or fives, are slender, light green and pendent and are 15-30cm (6-12in) long
  • Height - 15-20m (49-65ft)
  • Spread - 6-10m (20-33ft)
  • Conifer - stalkless, long-conical, yellow to chestnut-brown female cones 6-10cm (2½-4in) long
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F) - frost tender when young
  • Full sun - sheltered site
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - aphids, sawfly larvae, pine shoot moth,
  • Place of origin - central Mexico
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf shape - Filiform - see photos above
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - any well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -

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