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, 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.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Evergreen. Foliage Colour: Green needles. Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre. Ultimate Height: 12m. Ultimate Spread: 4.8m. Growth Rate: 20 - 50 years. Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.