Pinus patula is a striking fast-growing pine is from the mountainous area of Mexico. It can reach an ultimate height of 9 metres in 30 years but can also be pruned back and shaped very easily. It has silky plumes of long needles reminiscent of Pinus montezumais. It does require a good level of sunlight but will do well on most soil types (except chalk). Despite the fact that is originates from Mexico this pine is hardy.