Genus Pinus is the largest group of conifers in the world, one hundred and thirteen species all evergreen trees or shrubs. It is almost an entirely northern hemisphere genus. There is no fossil record in the southern hemisphere and only one species just crosses the equator in northern Sumatra. Pinus species have attractive bark, developing an irregular outline with age and bearing long needle-like leaves in bundles of two, three or five; conspicuous cones may fall or remain on the tree for years.
Details Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery this awe-inspiring specimen is our flagship pine, it was saved from extinction by founder of Lime Cross Nursery Jonathan Tate. It is hardy despite being a variation of a Mexican pine and will grow about 10-15 cm a year. It produces magnificent cones in the spring and provides all year round greenness. The needles form glorious plumes, making in a truly remarkable specimen. It was recently awarded a merit at Les JournŽes des Plantes de Courson, one of the most prestigious plant shows in the world.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Green needles. Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre. Special Attributes: It will grow well in all soil types but needs good drainage and some moisture.