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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) -
  • 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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